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The Botanical Hotel’s public bar has been re-opened as Gilson thanks to the founders of some of Melbourne’s busiest cafes.
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? Melbourne provided 14 answers.
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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.
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"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."
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Daniel Puskas cut a dash through some of Sydney's finest restaurants before opening Sixpenny in the neighbourhood of Stanmore. One of Sixpenny's many pleasures is the gentle sense of dislocation between the sleepy, genteel suburban setting and the radical things playing out on the plate. They're frequently marked by genuinely inventive uses of produce, and are always presented with an eye for elegance. "I like to make things appear simple, but once you start to eat a dish you can see how complex it becomes," says Puskas. "The sauce looks like a classic jus, but is in fact purely vegetal." Start this recipe a day ahead to drain the pumpkin juice. Serve with roasted leeks or a simple green salad.
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These bite-sized snacks perfectly illustrate the versatility of choux pastry. They're an ideal vehicle for whatever savoury filling you like - we love cured trout and creme fraiche, but they would be equally delicious filled with thinly sliced leg ham and Gruyere, or even with a luxe pate, cornichons and frisee. If you can't be bothered curing the trout, flaked hot-smoked trout would make a good substitute. To make choux pastry, see our basic choux pastry recipe.
"I love the comfort of this dish," says Thompson. "It's gently grilled until golden and toasty. The rice can be cooked and steeped in the sweetened coconut cream the day before. In Bangkok, this dish is often made with the leftover grains from mango and sticky rice. Bananas seem to work best with this, both as a puree and sliced. Wrap in the banana leaves and grill. Be careful not to cook over too high a heat or for too long or the rice can become tough. Use overripe bananas for this recipe - their pronounced sugar produces a luscious paste." Start this recipe a day ahead to soak the rice.
For an even simpler version, leave out the octopus and add crisp croutons instead. Or try it with a poached egg. Or seared scallops.
"Historically, and still today, the scallop is regarded by the French as a delicacy," says France-Soir chef Jean-Paul Prunetti. "The common...
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Rinse the clams well to remove grit and sand. Factor in the clams, too, when seasoning the dish - they're naturally briny.
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