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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.
Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.
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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.
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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.
We love the idea of a hamper here at GT, but too often
we've been disappointed. So we set ourselves a challenge: to put
together one of our own that's all killer and no filler. We
partnered with our friends at Snowgoose and we present the first of
our hampers - just in time for Christmas - with each item selected
by the Gourmet Traveller team.
1 Will Studd Lincet Brillat Savarin
Our resident cheese expert, Will Studd, has hand-picked this lush Brillat Savarin from Didier Lincet, a producer in Champagne. It's as rich, sweet and velvety as they come and gets even better with time.
2 Le Roi Roquefort
This beautifully veined Roquefort, also selected by Studd, is a no-brainer for fans of the funk. Catering for a bigger crowd? Add a mighty one-kilo hexagon of ultra-creamy Le Dauphin brie as well.
3 Sheridan's Irish brown-bread crackers
All that cheese calls for a quality accompaniment. These Irish brown-bread crackers, made from stone-ground wholemeal flour with a touch of butter, buttermilk and sea salt, fit the bill perfectly.
4 Tabletop Grapes' muscatels
Grown outside Mildura, the Garreffa family's muscatel clusters bring a welcome touch of sweetness to the party platter. They're hand-picked and dried as a bunch without the use of chemicals - for our money the gold standard in dried grapes in Australia.
5 McClure's Bloody Mary potato chips
Based across Brooklyn and Detroit, the McClure brothers are best known for their killer pickles. Their crinkle-cut Bloody-Mary-flavoured potato chips, however, are certainly no mere afterthought. Seriously moreish stuff.
6 Rockpool beef jerky
Rockpool's wagyu jerky has long been a GT bar snack favourite. It's normally exclusive to their restaurant menus, but they've kindly made some especially for our party hamper.
7 Mason Clarke Preserving Co blackcurrant jelly
Mason Clarke's jams, jellies, chutneys and preserved fruits are handmade in small batches in Dimboola in country Victoria. We've chosen their blackcurrant jelly - best served on a cracker and (liberally) topped with cheese.
8 Montalto olives
Montalto's Koroneki olives grow wild throughout the Red Hill winery. They're hand-harvested, cured, and marinated with a touch of rosemary from the estate garden.
9 Bahen & Co chocolate
Reformed winemaker Josh Bahen sources the finest heritage cacao beans he can find and processes them at his Margaret River factory into beautifully balanced bars using antique chocolate-making machines and techniques.
10 St Ronan's pear cider
Our cider-loving wine editor, Max Allen, loves St Ronan's for its "gorgeous rich, complex pear aromas and a lovely soft, creamy texture". It pairs perfectly with the Brillat Savarin.
11 Baker D Chirico cheese straws
It isn't a party without cheese straws. Melbourne bakery Baker D Chirico's puff pastry numbers are covered with parmesan, paprika and spices, and are best enjoyed warmed from the oven.
12 Currong riberry shrub
Denyse McDonald crafts her shrubs (vinegar-based cordials) from native ingredients such as riberry and rainforest lime. The result? A fresh, Australian-accented cordial perfect for dressing up sparkling or still water, or adding to your favourite cocktails.
THE GOURMET TRAVELLER HAMPER
In collaboration with fine-food hamper specialist Snowgoose, we have designed the perfect gift (or treat for yourself), delivered to your door for $195 (including delivery). For a luxe option, add the 1kg Le Dauphin - an extra $75. To order, go to gourmettraveller.com.au/snowgoose. While stocks last.
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