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Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld 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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Ham hock soup

Beef cheek recipes

The name 'beef cheek' really does refer to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a tough, lean cut of meat often braised or cooked slowly to produce a tender and delicious result. Here are some of our favourite ways to serve them up.

Aubergine
Modern Australian
Aubergine
-35.32798,149.142237

So enthusiastic is sommelier Joshua Donnelly in explaining the contours of the Mosel Valley that one could be forgiven for thinking it's all about the wine here. Happily, his offbeat recommendations - like the latest local natural-wine experiment at Eden Road - stay on-message with Ben Willis's refined and thought-provoking cooking. "Shiro kin wagyu, smoked eel brandade, raspberries, rhubarb dressing" reveals itself to be a deftly seasoned carpaccio, with contrasting sweet, tart and salty notes. A tender piece of pork neck treads a more familiar path, coated with a fine persillade and balanced by the tangy-sweet interplay of creamy soubise and stewed apple. Desserts also embody restrained experimentation; ice-cream infused with fig leaf cuts the richness of a refined chocolate and praline délice. Service is confident and professional, and the tawny-toned dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows is as smart as they come in Canberra.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $90

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ben Willis

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