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The Colombian capital's lawless days are behind it; now, it's a culinary destination in the making.
Maurice Terzini’s reboot of the Dolphin Hotel is bold and playful, with fiendish attention to detail. Meet the new pub circa 2016.
Objets d’art on their own, these bijou vases bring the floral touch to an elegant table setting.
Mental Notes #2 is a party where some of Australia’s best independent winemakers and importers pour their wines under the one roof.
Pat Nourse pulls up a chair in one of the great eating cities of the world.
Whether it's yakitori or yakiniku, sushi or soba, dress down for ramen or dress up for kaiseki, chef Michael Ryan has every meal covered in the Japanese capital.
Waterside at Barangaroo, Cirrus is the Bentley crew’s latest venture. Be among the first to savour a new direction in seafood.
These are the drops we've been drinking this month, from a Victorian shiraz to an apple brandy imported from Normandy.
Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.
Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.
As the name indicates, this dish requires planning ahead. That said, the long cooking time is offset by simple preparation, with melt-in-the-mouth textures and deep flavours the pay-offs. Start this recipe two days ahead to marinate and roast the lamb.
Ahead of opening Cirrus at Barangaroo, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt talk us through their design inspirations and some of their favourite dishes.
"I'd love to make Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake for our next birthday party. Would you ask for the recipe?" Emily Glass, Glynde, SA REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email email@example.com 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.
Marrickville favourite Cornersmith opens a combined cafe-corner store with an alfresco sensibility.
A light-as-air French pastry, choux balances out rich and creamy desserts, from eclairs to a towering croquembouche.
Note When you've cut out these ring-shaped doughnuts, you're left with 16 centres. Don't let them go to waste. Fry them until they're golden (a couple of minutes), then dust them in cinnamon sugar for the perfect mouthful.
We're more than a little smitten with sweet fried dough and it
seems we're not alone - versions are made across the globe, be they
Greek loukoumades drenched in
fragrant honey, French
beignets dusted in a snowstorm of icing sugar, or Italian bomboloni
just made for dunking into an espresso. And then there are Spanish churros and rosquillas, Israeli
jam-filled sufganiyah - the list goes on. We embrace all these
multicultural examples of golden-fried goodness, but we must admit
to being partial to the all-American ring-shaped doughnut.
According to The Oxford Companion to Food, the history of the doughnut in the US dates back to the early 19th century. In A History of New York (1809), Washington Irving wrote of "balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called dough nuts, or oly koeks", as the Dutch settlers called them.
It wasn't until the mid-19th century that they took on their now-signature ring shape. It's not clear how the shape came about, it may have been a matter of necessity. In their hole-less state, it wasn't uncommon for the centres to remain uncooked. Then some bright spark worked out that punching a hole in the centre of the fritters allowed for even cooking and a much more satisfactory result.
One legend involves a ship's captain from New England and his mother, one Elizabeth Gregory, whose doughnuts filled with nuts were held in high regard. It's said Mrs Gregory packed her son, Captain Hanson Gregory, off on a voyage with a supply of her doughnuts, along with the recipe to make more. Not liking the nutty filling, Captain Gregory apparently instructed the ship's cook to remove the centres and henceforth make all doughnuts with a hole in the middle. Voilà! Whether this is what occurred way back in 1847 remains murky. What is indisputable is the vigour with which doughnuts rose to popularity.
Some doughnuts are made with a cake-like batter; others, like the ones here, have a yeast-leavened dough. The key to success with the latter is dough with a high water content, so don't be concerned that the mixture is quite wet - it needs to be in order to become crisp and light once it bubbles away in hot oil. The temperature of the oil is critical - too cool and the doughnut will be oily; too hot and the outside will be over-brown before the inside is cooked through. And the final question: to sugar or to glaze? It's difficult to choose, but, whichever way you go, it's a win. Perhaps no one says it better than Homer Simpson and we echo his immortal words: mmm, doughnuts.
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