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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.

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.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

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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