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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

What is a pea eggplant?

What is a pea eggplant?
By Pat

Pat Nourse, Gourmet Traveller features editor and restaurant reviewer, writes:
A pea eggplant is, as you might have guessed, a very small eggplant - more the size of a large marble than a pea, in truth. They're typically cooked whole in Thai soups and curries, and pop in the mouth when you bite them, releasing a burst of bitterness that combines nicely with richness or heat in the dish.

There's a picture of some on the right-hand side of this web page.

Since you're writing from the ACT, I'd recommend you try the specialist south-east Asian grocers at the Mawson shopping centre. I've also seen them from time to time at the fruit and veg place at the Canberra Centre. Simply Fruit, I think they're called - they're usually pretty good with obscure Asian produce like banana leaves and birdseye chillies. Failing that, you can substitute the smallest eggplant you can find, or slices of small Lebanese eggplant. The effect won't be identical, but it'll be pretty tasty nonetheless.

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