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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.

Taming the Wilderness

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

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.

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.

Duck egg desserts

On occasion, I have been able to source duck eggs and have heard of their wonderful qualities for baking. So far I have made basic sponges and custards but am keen to produce something that stands out in taste and texture. Any ideas?
By Mandy from Adelaide
Lisa Featherby, Gourmet Traveller food editor, answers:
You can use duck eggs in any way you use a chicken egg. They do make the best sponges, but, if you're after something different, I would recommend finding unusual recipes for chicken eggs and substituting the duck egg (you may need to cook it longer and adjust quantities in some cases as it's larger than a chicken egg). Most commonly, they are salted and preserved (as in the thousand-year-old-eggs you find in Chinese grocers). Fuchsia Dunlop is a great reference for recipes like this and has a book out called Revolutionary Chinese which is great for these kinds of recipes. Otherwise, they are great steamed in the shell (less harsh than boiling) and served with a hot-and-sour Thai-style dressing. Smoking them would also give you an unusual flavour and texture. The other way you can cook them is to slow cook them in a very gentle water bath. Justin North provided us a with a great recipe not long ago for a smoked duck egg and the texture was very unusual - quite gelatinous.
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