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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

New cruises 2017

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1980s recipes

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.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

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.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

How to cook seafood over an open flame

Barbecue trout bundles

Barbecue trout bundles

As much as I love seafood steamed, roasted and fried, for me the best method of cooking a fish is over a fire. You can barbecue whole fish and fillets with equal success. It really is magnificent and easy to do, too.

Briquettes might seem the very definition of one-touch convenience, but they tend to burn too bright, too fast, meaning you don't get that steady, intense heat so desired when cooking over coals. Instead, start by using good-quality charcoal; it'll last longer, cooks with a more consistent heat and imparts a beautiful flavour that's neither tannic or harsh. Before cooking your fish, always allow all flames to die down until you're left with white ash.

Choosing the right type of fish is important; some don't work as well over coals, like fillets of flounder, whiting or garfish. The best fish for the barbecue are those with a firm, dense and ideally oily or fatty flesh - species like salmon, mackerel, sardines, swordfish or kingfish.

When cooking whole fish, dry it well before putting it on the grill. For a lovely, smoky flavour, you can place an upturned casserole dish over the top and stoke the coals with rosemary and thyme. The fish is done when it lifts off the bone with ease. I like mine a little underdone so the flesh is just translucent at the core. Most important of all, relax while the fire does the work.

Here are some of our favourite summer seafood recipes to try.

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