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Recipes with peaches

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AA Gill's final column for Gourmet Traveller

We mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Gourmet Traveller family who passed awayon December 10, 2016. British writer AA Gill was a contributor to the magazine from July 2004. Gill’s travel column was as insightful as it was witty, funny as it was thoughtful – he was without peer. This is the final piece he wrote for Gourmet Traveller; it appears in the December issue, 2016. - Anthea Loucas Bosha, Editor

Ben Shewry's favourtie souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

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Berry recipes

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Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

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Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

How to pack seafood for short trips

John Susman

John Susman

How can I pack seafood to take to the beach house this Easter?
Every minute fresh seafood is exposed to temperatures greater than 4C reduces its shelf life by an hour. Speak to your fishmonger in advance and ask for the freshest fish. Don't be committed to a particular species, especially if it's wild; work your recipe around the fish, not the other way around. Although it means a little more work, the ultimate way to transport fresh fish is whole - scales on, guts in. But if you want to do the prep before heading off, again, ask your fishmonger for the freshest fish, have them dry-fillet it and then wrap it tightly in Go-Between freezer film, before vacuum-sealing it or wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap; the freezer film will prevent the fillets from sweating. Either way, the fish should be buried in a plastic bag of ice sprinkled with sea salt. Wrap this parcel in a blanket of newspaper, then pack it in an Esky with ice bricks. This will give you a good six-hour headstart on any temperature abuse. Top-notch frozen seafood is also a good option; the key is thawing it slowly in the fridge, ideally in a sealed container with a cake rack or drip tray keeping the seafood up off the base.

+ Got a question for our experts? Email us at askgourmet@bauer-media.com.au. Check out our How-To section for more expert advice.

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