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Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.
What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.
Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.
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Cue the Champagne.
Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.
Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.
Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.
Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.
Sydney’s Eleven Bridge to close. For real this time. Sort of. Again.
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Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.
Cue the Champagne.
Discussing the real issues faced by chefs and producers.
Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.
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No longer just an add-on to the cellar door, Vasse Felix's upstairs restaurant is now a bona-fide attraction in its own right. The dining room's makeover by gun Melbourne designers Hecker Guthrie suggested the pioneering winery was stepping up its food offering: the introduction of a five-course, $85 tasting menu confirms the hunch. While the mini dégustation includes highlights from the carte - the savoury thrills of cured emu in a macadamia and parsnip soup, for instance - its exclusives make the tasting menu a compelling package. Seared triangles of meaty kingfish adorned with house wagyu pancetta and shaved cured egg yolk has flavour to spare; weightless goat's milk crisps atop passionfruit curd and a cookie-crumb rubble polls well for technique and taste. This is polished, contemporary cooking and a perfect accompaniment to the equally progressive handiwork of winemaker Virginia Willcock. Service, pleasingly, is back to its relaxed yet refined best.
tasting menu $85
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