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Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Best feta recipes

Feta's tang livens up all sorts of dishes, from beef shin rigatoni or blistered kale ribs to Greek-style roast lamb neck.

Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie, Melbourne

Here’s Pickett’s inside running on the menu at Melbourne's new European-style eatery and wine bar Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie.

Apfel kuchen

"This is my mother's famous apple cake. The apples are macerated with sugar, cinnamon and lemon, and this lovely juice produces the icing," says Brigitte Hafner. The apples can be prepared the night before and kept in the fridge. This cake keeps well for four days and is at its best served the day after it's made."

Nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart

What's not to love about a Snickers bar? All the elements are here, but if you don't feel like making your own nougat, you could always scatter some diced nougat in the base of the tart instead. The caramel is dark, verging on bitter, while a good whack of salt cuts through some of the sweetness - extra roasted salted peanuts on top can only be a good thing.

Melbourne's best late-night bars

As the shutters come down in other Australian capitals, Melbourne's vibrant nightlife is just hitting it's stride. Michael Harden burns the midnight oil at the city's best late-night bars and diners.

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil and chilli

Town
Modern Australian
  • 33 Byron St,
    Bangalow, NSW
  • (02) 6687 1010,
    townbangalow.com.au
  • Lunch daily 12.15pm-2.30pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 7pm-10pm

Town
-28.686337,153.524512

What a happy place this is. With the bright paintings and colourful cord flexes on the pendant lights and the geniality of the welcome, it's easy to think you've stumbled into a cheerful café (which half the premises is, with low-key dining downstairs by day and fine dining upstairs by night). But don't be fooled into thinking all this charm is a substitute for polish. Far from it. The six- to seven-course dégustation designed by Karl and Katrina Kanetani - chefs with Quay, Pier, Est and more on their CVs - simply sings. A dewy smoked tomato consommé opens, followed by the imaginative likes of pork paired with katsuoboshi and broccoli. The wines are matched thoughtfully - ask for small pours if you want to commit the entire experience to memory. Try to find room for Katrina's unrivalled desserts - rosemary panna cotta, baked strawberries and chocolate soil, say - which perform a well-practised dance between sweet and savoury.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustation $85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Karl & Katrina Kanetani

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