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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.

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.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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

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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

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.

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."

2008 Best on the Best: Shannon Bennett, chef/owner, Vue de Monde, Melbourne

Café I enjoy walking my dog in St Kilda and then calling in to Pelican (16 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Vic, 03 9525 5847) for a coffee – the outside area allows me to have my dog with me.

Bottle shop Parkhill Cellars (43-45 Errol St, North Melbourne, Vic 03 9328 1132) and for something really special, Randall’s The Wine Merchant (186 Bridport St, Albert Park, Vic, 03 9686 4122).

Winery Bindi in Macedon. This is close to my parents’ house and Michael and Wendy are great friends of mine. Michael and I both went to school at Essendon Grammar.

Drinking hole Cookie (252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Vic, 03 9428 0055). Great staff and food and they love entertaining young kids.

Cheese Morbier: love the story, the presentation and the flavour.  All you need to go with it is crusty sourdough.

Australian food product Fresh almonds and dhufish from WA.

Vue de Monde, 430 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Vic, (03) 9691 3888, www.vuedemonde.com.au.
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