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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.

St Isidore
Modern Australian
  • 89 Croobyar Rd,
    Milton, NSW
  • (02) 4455 7261,
    stisidore.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sun 12.30pm-2pm

    Dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-9pm

St Isidore
-35.320513,150.433045

Chef Alex Delly combines big-city know-how with local terroir in a modern-Australian style that's as breezy and chilled as the township of Milton. While some claims of paddock-to-plate dining stretch credibility, there's little doubting St Isidore's credentials. Exhibit A: chickens roam freely in an adjacent paddock, contributing to an entrée of "this morning's egg", buckwheat, quinoa, silverbeet, béarnaise and puffed wheat. Exhibit B: "Dad's peppers" and the freshest, still-crisp zucchini accompany a whopping, 400gm grass-fed rib-eye smothered in horseradish and parmesan butter. And, finally, panna cotta is given a lift from honey harvested by "Julie from next door", apricots, rhubarb and lemon verbena. A local guitarist's bluesy, acoustic dabbling complements the warm, homely space and relaxed local service. The wine list is a whistlestop international tour of varieties and regions.

 


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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $10-$19

    M $36-$39

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Alex Delly

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