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Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Mascarpone

Appellation
Modern Australian
Appellation
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Changes at Appellation have made the Barossa restaurant a more relaxed place to eat. The interior is still defined by earthy colours and striking artworks, but red felt mats on bare timber tables have introduced a more casual tone. A fresh menu from chef Ryan Edwards, with choices of four courses for a set price, features exceptional local produce in bold flavour combinations. Tomato and saffron soup creates a great flavour base for plump Spencer Gulf prawns, while Hutton Vale lamb roasted in a ras el hanout spice mix is embellished by smoky white eggplant purée (although grilled duck breast with satsuma plum is overly sweet). Good cheese options complement desserts of black Genoa figs in syrup and apricots with lemon balm. Appellation's famous wine list - expertly presented in clearly defined categories - has been pared back, but still sweeps across vintages and varieties, from global benchmarks to Barossa rarities.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $120

     

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Ryan Edwards

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