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Finalists for Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Can I swap dried yeast for fresh?

Can I use dried yeast in place of fresh?
By Amy Oliver
Emma Knowles, Gourmet’s food editor, writes:
"In a word, yes. The main difference between fresh and dried yeast is stability, although purists swear by fresh and insist it’s superior in both flavour and leavening power. Fresh yeast is available from health food shops and some delicatessens in compressed form. The fresher it is, the better, as it becomes less potent with age. It should smell sweet and have a soft texture. If it’s crumbly or grey, bin it. It’s best stored in a small screw-top jar in the fridge for no more than two weeks. If you find your fresh yeast is not up to scratch, don’t despair. You can substitute dry yeast, a most useful store-cupboard staple (although it, too, is best kept refrigerated). If a recipe calls for fresh yeast and you only have dried, use half the quantity specified for the fresh. If you have dried yeast granules, you’ll need to dissolve them in a little lukewarm water. If you have instant dried yeast, add it directly to dry ingredients."
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