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Attica chef Ben Shewry has been thinking about your buttocks, and wants to introduce them to an Australian design classic.
Charleston, the antebellum jewel of the Carolina coast, has embraced its Lowcountry roots, writes Shane Mitchell, and now shines anew.
Our June issue is out now, and it's all about breakfast. Pat Nourse kicks things off with his editor's letter.
Andrew McConnell’s Cantonese-inspired restaurant will become a classroom for a night during the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
A bloody good dinner for a bloody good cause.
An ambitious, brand new regional hotel has been awarded not one but three top accolades this year.
Andrew McConnell’s yakitori, buns, dumplings and lobster rolls head south of the river.
Sydney’s favourite whisky bar makes a rare overground appearance at a pop-up on Pitt Street Mall.
There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet.
A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.
Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.
Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.
No, it’s not a pop-up. The team behind Sydney’s Moon Park is back with an all-day east-Asian eatery.
Prepare to enter a picture of the countryside framed by note-perfect Australiana but painted in bold, elegant and unsentimental strokes. Over 10 or more courses, Dan Hunter celebrates his region with dishes that are formally daring (Crunchy prawn heads! Creamy oyster soft-serve! Sea urchin and chicory bread pudding!), yet rich in flavour and substance. The menu could benefit from an edit, but the plates are tightly composed - and what could you cut? Certainly not the limpid broth bathing fronds of abalone and calamari, nor the clever arrangement of lobster played off against charred waxy fingerlings under a swatch of milk skin. The adventure is significantly the richer for the cool gloss of the dining room, some of the most engaging service in the nation and wine pairings that roam with an easy-going confidence. Maturing and relaxing without surrendering a drop of its ambition, Brae is more compelling than ever.
Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.
Like its oft-disputed name, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia defies simple definition but its rich diversity extends from the dinner table to the welcoming locals, writes Richard Cooke.
Taking kitchens into the future with "smart" appliances.
Turning the oven on may soon be a thing of the past, or at least
using your hands to do it, at any rate. Manufacturers of kitchen
equipment, particularly those from Europe, are looking to change
the way we cook by introducing an increasing array of "smart"
appliances. The idea is to make the machines smarter so they're
easier for us to use. Knobs and dials are disappearing from ovens
and being replaced by touchscreens that guide home-cooks step by
step through cooking programs.
Miele's new Generation H6000 - the brand's first cooking-appliance refresh in five years - has no control knobs at all on its top models. Whether you're roasting, steaming, microwaving, making a coffee or setting the eye-catching digital-analog clock, all input is through the touchscreen. And the colour choices are almost as impressive as what's under the hood: it comes in stainless steel, black, white and chocolate brown.
Smeg's new smart range offers a responsive artificial intelligence system via a full-colour touchscreen that, among other things, controls the oven's preheating, cooking and cleaning once you've told it what's being cooked. They call the system S Logic.
Swedish brand Asko has the new iChef range, which is also operated via a colour high-resolution touchscreen that closely resembles a smartphone or tablet. The iChef has three pyrolytic cleaning options to conserve energy and five baking functions allowing for different levels of user control.
In Germany Bosch recently launched the myBosch mobile app, which handles warranty enquiries and diagnoses simple operating issues. It'll hopefully hit Australia soon.
The next phase of "smart" appliances was also previewed in Berlin in September, where Panasonic demonstrated its new Cloud technology, which is controlled via voice and gesture control. With this technology you can ask an oven to open its door and to start cooking and cleaning, or swipe your hands across it to change the temperature mid-program. It's not available yet, but it's a sign of the technology that's sure to come. German brand Siemens has a name for this merging of complex programs with simple touch control: "Simplexity".
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