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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Labne and pistachio cheesecake

The luscious silky texture of this tangy cheesecake makes it irresistible - the fact it's free of gluten and refined sugar is a bonus. We've topped ours with cherries, but berries would also work well. Start this recipe a day ahead to drain the yoghurt.

The Gourmet Traveller Italian hamper

For our latest Gourmet Traveller food hamper in collaboration with fine-food hamper specialist Snowgoose we've curated a selection of our favourite Italian products, from local extra-virgin olive oil to handmade biscotti, wild olives and spicy salami. It'll be the perfect gift (or treat for yourself), delivered to your door for $195 (including delivery). And all just in time for Easter. Buona Pasqua!

1 Pilu at Freshwater extra-virgin Italian olive oil, 500ml
Jayne Bentivoglio at Rylstone Olive Press makes this oil for Sydney chef Giovanni Pilu. Made with Australian-grown olives, it's soft and peppery, and just waiting to be drizzled over a salad or served with bread. "I used to believe the best oil was Italian but Australia is producing outstanding examples, and you can't argue with freshness," says Pilu. 

2 Montalto olives
These olives grow wild at the Montalto winery in Victoria's Red Hill. They're hand harvested, cured and marinated with rosemary from the estate garden. Perfect for Easter aperitivi.

3 Salumi Australia cacciatorini, 290gm
Hints of red wine and spice feature in this rustic Salumi Australia cacciatorini, which is produced in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region from 100 per cent Australian pork. Slice it thinly and enjoy it with wine and cheese, or fry it up and toss it with pasta for a sweet-salty hit.

4 Mauri Taleggio DOP
Gourmet Traveller's resident cheese expert Will Studd hand-picked this Taleggio. Soft and buttery and encased in a thin, delicate rind, it's been ripened over six weeks in the caves of Lombardy's Valsassina Valley. It's ideal with a glass of Franciacorta, Lombardy's famed sparkling white wine made from pinot noir and chardonnay.

5 Il Mulino Sardo fregola, 500gm
Our friends at Enoteca Sileno import this roasted fregola from Il Mulino Sardo in the Sardinian capital, Cagliari. Fregola is just crying out for you to turn it into a seafood stew or an autumn salad.

6 Garlic and tomatoes
You'll need garlic and tomatoes for your fregola, or any Italian savoury recipes for that matter, which is why we've included Tasmania garlic and tomatoes from a third-generation grower in New South Wales.

7 Baker D Chirico biscotti
Baker D Chirico's almond biscotti is just one of the bakery treats that fly out the door at this Melbourne favourite. Accompanied by an espresso, it's guaranteed to impress even the fussiest nonna.

8 Pizzini 2014 King Valley brachetto
Our wine editor Max Allen nominated the Italian-style wines from the Pizzini family in Victoria's King Valley for this hamper. He chose this moscatostyle sparkling brachetto for its vibrancy and clean finish. It's the perfect finale fizz to a long, celebratory Easter lunch. Salute.

To order, go to gourmettraveller.com.au/snowgoose. While stocks last.

 

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