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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."

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Wapengo Rocks oysters

A cleaner greener rock oyster.

What Shane Buckley's rock oyster farm on Wapengo Lake, on the NSW south coast, became the first oyster farm to achieve Australian Certified Organic status in 2013.

How In the traditional post-and-rail oyster cultivation, rails of treated or tar-dipped pine are driven into the seabed to hold the oyster-growing racks. As well as leaching chemicals into the ecosystem, this method heavily shades the seabed, causing sea grasses and the species they support to die off. In the six years following his purchase of Wapengo Rocks near Bermagui in 2007, Buckley has converted the farm into an organic, sustainable practice using posts made from 100 per cent recycled, recyclable and environmentally safe plastic using a custom long-line harvesting system. The baskets, which let in much more sunshine, are clipped onto a fixed line and sway with the tide and wind until the oysters reach maturity.

Why Buckley's oysters aren't forcibly knocked from stakes, as they were using the previous system. His oysters' consistent soft marine-vegetable flavours, delicate poached-egg creaminess and deep, even shells are the welcome results of that gentle treatment and the pristine environment he's preserved.

Where Find Wapengo Rocks oysters at MoVida, Le Pelican and The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room in Sydney, plus MoVida and MoVida Aqui in Melbourne and near the source at the Bermagui Oyster Room. Buckley has also recently opened the Wapengo Rocks Oyster Shop in nearby Bermagui. 

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