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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Coles Finest Food Truck

Gourmet Traveller hits the road this month, cooking up three original dishes inspired by ingredients from the Coles Finest range.

Inspired by delicious Australian products from the Coles Finest range, Gourmet Traveller's food editors have created three smart snacks perfect for the party season - and you can sample them for free this month in Sydney and Melbourne. Tasmanian hot- and cold-smoked salmon, cured in Demerara sugar and beech wood-smoked, is the star of a delicate salad of shaved fennel, peas and buttermilk dressing. Coles Finest free-range leg ham is a winner atop char-grilled sourdough with apple slaw and mustard dressing. Finally, think food truck, think doughnuts. GT's sugar-dusted numbers are offered three ways: filled with Coles Finest blood-orange marmalade, raspberry jam or red-gum honey. Don't miss the opportunity to taste all these snacks with our compliments when the Coles Finest Food Truck comes to Sydney and Melbourne.

Smoked salmon with shaved fennel and buttermilk dressing (pictured above, bottom left)
Coles Finest Tasmanian smoked salmon comes in two delicious varieties: the cold-smoked is cured in Australian sea salt and Demerara sugar, then smoked slowly with mountain ash and beech wood; while the hot-smoked is glazed with Tasmanian leatherwood honey, then hot-smoked with mountain ash and beech wood. We've created a salad to celebrate the sweet, smoky flavour and fine texture of both products.

Char-grilled sourdough with triple-smoked ham, apple slaw and mustard dressing (pictured above, bottom right)
Coles Finest leg ham begins with the finest free-range pork, which is cured with Mount Zero pink salt and a special blend of spices, then smoked over beechwood. In Sydney and Melbourne this month, we're serving it thinly shaved on char-grilled sourdough with mustard dressing and a crisp and tangy apple slaw.

Sugared doughnuts, done three ways: filled with Coles Finest jam, marmalade or honey (pictured above, top left)
It's impossible to stop at one of these yeast-raised, sugary beauties, so order them by the half-dozen in Sydney or Melbourne this month. Choose your favourite filling from tart raspberry jam, limited-edition blood-orange marmalade, or native red-gum honey. After all, what's a food truck without doughnuts?

Food truck locations
The Coles Finest Food Truck, brought to you by Gourmet Traveller, hits the streets of Sydney and Melbourne with these complimentary dishes in December.

Sydney
Tuesday, 3 December; 11-3pm; Metcalfe Park, Trouton Place, Pyrmont

Wednesday, 4 December; 11-3pm; Ultimo Pedestrian Network, Ultimo (behind ABC building)

Thursday, 5 December; 11-3pm; Parramatta Church St Mall (next to Parramatta Town Hall)

Friday, 6 December; 11-3pm; Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay (between Cruise Bar and MCA)

Melbourne
Thursday, 12 December; 11-3pm; Southbank Spillway (Crown side of the bridge)

Friday, 13 December; 11-3pm; Federation Square, Swanston Street

Saturday, 14 December; 11-3pm; Luna Park Forecourt (near corner of Acland St and Carlisle St)

Sunday, 15 December; 11-3pm; Pier Lawn, St Kilda (directly opposite St Kilda Pier)

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