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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017

Melbourne Tomato Festival 2016

Melbourne Tomato Festival 2016

Returning for another year, Melbourne's Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Learn how to make perfectly fluffy gnocchi, expertly seasoned passata and much more when the Melbourne Tomato Festival returns on Sunday 19 March. Now in its third year, the festival - created by Melbourne's Grossi family, the restaurateurs behind Grossi Florentino, Ombra and more - is a taste of what it's like to grow, cook and preserve tomatoes the Italian way.

Cooking demonstrations from Guy Grossi, MoVida chef Frank Camorra, Matt Wilkinson and more are staggered throughout the day, as are talks on do-it-yourself mozzarella, rooftop bee-keeping, and how to keep your veggie patch vibrant. As for festival eats, Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie, Elyros, Enoteca Sileno and more will cook up tomato-based dishes throughout the day.

Try your own hand at making passata, then bottle your own sauce for your now masterful gnocchi, or for a pizza base - after attending a class on making the most of a wood-fired oven. Or, leave it to the professionals and pick up ready-made passata, relishes and more from local producers.

If you really can't get enough of the ruby-red summer bounty, double the intake with Sydney's own Tomato Festival, where this year's focus is on cooking with herbs.

Melbourne Tomato Festival , All Nations Park, Northcote, Sunday 19 March, 10.00am - 6.00pm. $25 for adults, $10 for children. Children under 5 attend free. melbournetomatofestival.com

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