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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Persian love cake

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

New South Yarra restaurants

The Melbourne suburb lost some of its lustre in recent years, but is now bouncing back.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Long Chim, Melbourne review

David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Gourmet Traveller winter comfort hamper

We’ve designed our latest Gourmet Traveller hamper with comfort in mind. The likes of duck confit and dried porcini and top-notch rice make for the ideal winter warmers.

1. Plantin en Provence dried porcini, 50gm
For delicious mushrooms without the outdoor pilgrimage, these dried porcini from France are just the ticket. Simply rehydrate the caps in warm water before stirring them through your next risotto, say, or duck ragù.

2. Acquerello il riso, 500gm
Our friends at Lario import this carnaroli from Piedmont. The unhusked rice holds its shape well during cooking, making for a particularly fine risotto. The beautiful tin doesn't hurt, either.

3. Chocolate Truffle Dessert, 500gm
What's comfort food if it doesn't include dessert? Puddings on the Ritz in Macleod, Victoria, pump this particular chocolate pudding with a burst of Grand Marnier at the centre. Watch out for the hidden truffle surprise, too.

4. Tabletop Grapes muscatel clusters, 250gm
Grown outside Mildura by the Garreffa family, these muscatel clusters bring a welcome touch of sweetness to the party platter. They're handpicked and dried in bunches without the use of chemicals - for our money they're the gold standard in dried grapes in Australia.

5. Gourmet Life duck confit
Gourmet Life is one of Sydney's favourite fine food purveyors and they've teamed up with local chef Darren Taylor to create this classic French duck confit. It's made with Marylands of free-range duck, garlic, herbs and spices.

6. The Fine Cheese Co English farmhouse cheddar, 200gm
You can't go wrong with cheddar - perfect for a ploughman's lunch, say, or a platter any time. The GT team picked this English farmhouse cheddar for its mellow nuttiness. It's matured for a year and goes perfectly on the brown-bread crackers.

7. Sheridans Irish brown-bread crackers
Our pick of partner for the standout cheddar? Sheridans' buttery Irish brown-bread crackers made from stoneground wholemeal flour, buttermilk and sea salt.

8. All Saints Estate Rutherglen Muscat, 375ml
Comfort food calls for a versatile drop, so we've chosen an All Saints Muscat from Wahgunyah in Victoria. The young and lively Rutherglen dessert wine is wonderful served chilled. Consider it your ultimate palate cleanser.

In collaboration with fine-food hamper specialist Snowgoose, we have designed the ideal gift (or treat for yourself), delivered to the door for $195 (including delivery). To order, go to gourmettraveller.com.au/snowgoose. While stocks last.

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