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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic 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.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Lupino
Italian
  • 41 Little Collins St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9639 0333,
    lupino.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sun 5-10pm

Lupino
-37.812724,144.972302

There's a genuine, easygoing charm to Lupino, thanks in no small part to the pedigree of head chef Marco Lori and maître d' Richard Lodge, seasoned performers from the heyday of Becco. Quirky macramé panels, cosy banquettes and terracotta and sage-green accents add warmth to the high-ceilinged space, a feeling enhanced by the buzz of the open kitchen. The well-priced menu delivers generous, rustic fare: blush-pink veal meatballs, for example, and smoky, slip-off-the-bone pork ribs. A pizza topped with sausage and bitter curls of cime di rapa could do with a bit more bite to its base. But the most delicate of dishes - tissue-thin raw swordfish, strewn with tomato, cucumber and mint - is a triumph of balance. And just as dessert offers faithful renditions of Italy's finest - tiramisù, panna cotta and plump bomboloni - the concise wine list also rings true, showcasing top imported drops and Italian-accented locals.

 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $8-$21

    M $20-$37

    D $7-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Marco Lori & Stephen Phillips

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