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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

The trailer for Chef's Table season three is here

The trailer for season three of the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, Chef's Table, has been released ahead of the season launch on 17 February.

Each episode in the series documents the work, career and occasional emotional outbursts of the world's leading chefs. Ben Shewry of Melbourne's Attica, Gourmet Traveller's 2014 Restaurant of the Year, was profiled in season one.

Created and directed by David Gelb, who also directed the cult documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, each episode of Chef's Table is shot in a detailed, engrossing, cinematic style. Gelb has a knack for intricately peeling back layers of each character using both interviews and a fly-on-the-wall perspective, revealing each chef to be as complex, creative, obsessive and ground-breaking in reality as they are on paper. 

Season three will feature the following chefs from around the globe (we have to ask, where's the Australian talent?):

- Jeong Kwan, a zen Buddhist nun who cooks entirely vegan food at the Baekyangsa temple in South Korea, south of Seoul.

- Tim Raue, whose eponymous and acclaimed restaurant is located in Berlin, Germany.

- Ivan Orkin, New York's "ramen king".

- Vladimir Mukhin, one of Russia's leading young chefs who currently runs White Rabbit in Moscow, number 18 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. 

- Nancy Silverton, California's legendary chef, baker and author whose Italian restaurants Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles and Singapore are consistantly celebrated.

- Peru's foremost chef, Virgilio Martinez. His restaurant, Central, in Lima is listed as number four on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and was awarded South America's best restaurant in 2016.

Chef's Table season three launches on Netflix on 17 February, 2017.  netflix.com/au/title/80007945

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