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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."

50BestTalks brings World's best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne

Massimo Bottura (left)

Massimo Bottura (left)

While all eyes will be on Melbourne this April when the city hosts The World's 50 Best Restaurants, the Sydney Opera House is set to briefly steal the spotlight ahead of the event when Massimo Bottura, currently the world's number one, takes the stage with three other leading chefs for #50BestTalks, a discussion of their cooking practices and philosophies.

Joining the Osteria Francescana chef will be Quay's Peter Gilmore, Australian expat Brett Graham of London's The Ledbury (number 14) and Dominique Crenn, who last year was recognised as the World's Best Female Chef for inventive French cuisine at San Francisco's Atelier Crenn.

Melbourne will hold its own #50BestTalks two days later at Margaret Court Arena - albeit with different talent. There, Eleven Madison Park (number three) chef Daniel Humm and co-owner Will Guidara will chat with Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca (number two), Gaggan Anand of Bangkok restaurant Gaggan (number 23) and Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea (number 15). GT contributor and known cake aficionado Annabel Crabb will moderate both events.

Beyond events held in conjunction with Melbourne Wine and Food Festival, the majority of the awards are by invitation only, making these two talks a rare chance to hear from the world's best first-hand. 

Tickets are on sale now, so best be quick - and if you're looking to badger Bottura for his tagliatelle ragù recipe or ask Crenn why her dish descriptions lean literary, there's no need to stake out the stage door. VIP tickets are available at both events, allowing for an in-person conversation of your own - with a glass of Champagne to settle the nerves.

#50BestTalks Sydney, Sunday 1 April, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, 1pm, $20-$119, sydneyoperahouse.com

#50BestTalks Melbourne, Tuesday 3 April, Margaret Court Arena, 7pm, $30-$99, ticketek.com.au

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