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Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Sydney Tea Festival is back

Sydney Tea Festival 2015

Sydney Tea Festival 2015

Long gone are the days of one choice of tea: black with milk, lukewarm, invariably bland.

Specialty tea can be found almost everywhere these days, and the one place to discover how popular it is, is the Sydney Tea Festival.

Now in its third year, the festival will draw tea experts and lovers alike to Carriageworks on 21 August in a day of celebration of the humble brew.

A market will give festival-goers the chance to taste an alphabet of teas (Australian Afternoon, Bancha, Chamomile...) and discover new teaware accessories.

See our favourite tea-infused recipes here.

Each ticketholder will receive a porcelain tasting cup to commemorate the day and to hold samples provided by the 80+ stallholders announced so far, including T2, Tea Totaler and wild tea blenders Little Wildling Co.

For those in need of some guidance, a workshop program will run throughout the day. Talks, interactive classes and 'how-to' sessions will be run by a variety of connoisseurs from around the country - like Corinne Smith, co-founder of The Rabbit Hole Tea Bar, who will show audiences how to achieve the ultimate tea and chocolate pairing.

Video: how to make matcha.

The aptly-named Brew Lounge will also be accessible in the market area for those who just want to sit down, relax, and sip away.

The Sydney Tea Festival takes place on 21 August, 2016, at Carriageworks, Eveleigh, from 9am to 5:30pm. To buy a ticket, visit sydneyteafestival.com.au.

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