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Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
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What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

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Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
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More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

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Cue the Champagne.

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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.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

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.

What is pouring cream?

What is 'pouring cream' - is it pure cream with 45% fat or does it contain gelatine? Your magazine seems to use this term quite a lot but context does not help me!
By Anne Gaides
Lisa Featherby, Gourmet Traveller Senior Food Editor, writes:
There is much debate about how cream should be classified, especially when it comes in so many forms. When testing and developing our recipes at Gourmet Traveller, we like to place creams into four categories; pouring cream, heavy cream (45%), double cream and thickened cream.Most creams are likely to be differentiated by their fat content, except thickened cream which always has the addition of gelatine to act as a stabiliser. The higher the fat content of a cream, the thicker the consistency.
When we specify pouring cream - which has a fat content of only 35% and the lowest cream fat to milk ratio - it is of a pouring consistency. Heavy cream, which we also note as being 45%, is what many chefs call double cream but, as there is only one brand that sell this cream commercially, we call it heavy cream (45%).
Just to confuse the situatution further, the reason we state heavy cream and then put the fat content only on this cream is that it is packaged as pure cream, which some 35% creams are also sold as. And in reality, pure cream really should be double cream since it has the highest fat percentage and is therefore the purest.
Double cream has a fat percentage of anything higher than 50% and is usually a very thick cream, which can only be scooped. It is best used to serve as an accompaniment and not nescessarily good to cook with. The cream fat is usually marked on the ingredient section of the packaged label of all creams, and this is the best guide to go by instead of what each company specifies their cream to be.
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