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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."

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

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.

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The Survey Co
Modern Australian
  • 32 Burnett La,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3012 8725,
    surveyco.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 5.30pm-10pm

    Sat 5pm-10pm

The Survey Co
-27.470022,153.023808

It's within cooee of Queen Street Mall, but this laneway bolthole feels coolly out of step with it. Moodily lit with an industrial-chic interior featuring brick, leather hides and brass, there are nooks aplenty to dally in, including a quirky courtyard behind. Even the wine list is character-filled - a "reserve, vintage and obscure" selection sees aged Burgundy mixing it with Aussie fiano and Hungarian Tokay. Modish enamelled plates may not impress everyone, but when they bring octopus terrine offset by tart chardonnay jelly, salmon pearls and fennel, who cares? Pork variations feature in a death-row meal: roast pork, pork sausage and a pork farce-filled battered zucchini flower. Barramundi is lighter, topped with salt and vinegar crisps and on a creamy cauliflower base. Service is slick and sweets are, well, sweet, especially a nutty riff on millefeuille featuring chocolate-dipped banana, hazelnut ice-cream and caramel. 


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  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Price:
  • E $8-$14

    M $34-$58

    D $12-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Michael Conlon

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