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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Food & Words food-writing festival

Long Chim's David Thompson

Long Chim's David Thompson

The annual food writers' festival is back with a strong line-up that includes Long Chim's David Thompson and GT columnist Paulette Whitney.

Some of Australia's best chefs, writers and growing fanatics have graced Sydney's Food & Words in recent years. And this year the line-up at Australia's only festival dedicated to food literature once again brims with diversity, talent and just the right amount of audacity.

Ticking that last box neatly is Thai food authority David Thompson, back in his hometown to open Long Chim, his first Sydney restaurant in 17 years. The program says he'll be sharing insights from his first forays into cooking Thai food, and discussing the cookbooks that inspired him. Anyone who has attended a cooking class with Thompson (or Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant Awards in August), however, knows that while the chef is unfailingly erudite, sticking to the script is seldom top of his agenda.

Seafood expert and GT columnist John Susman is also on the bill, speaking about his epic soon-to-be-published guide to selecting and preparing Australian seafood. You'll also hear from Georgina Reid, editor of online magazine The Planthunter, and Biota chef James Viles, who will chat about his hunting expeditions, then cook lunch for hungry attendees.

If you like food talk with something of a political edge, you won't want to miss GT columnist (and Instagram sensation) Paulette Whitney. The Tasmanian market gardener regularly writes from a producer's perspective on everything from offal to stalking plants on Instagram, but the focus of her talk for the festival will be soil and the effect of climate change on farmers, and also possibly radishes.

A forum like Food & Words, Whitney says, is a great platform for growers to communicate directly with the public. "A lot of us are out here in paddocks alone, healing soil and plants, but most people aren't connected to that and they don't know what we are trying to achieve."

Food & Words, 10 September, 10am-4pm, tickets $265, The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW, foodandwords.com.au

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