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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.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

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."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

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.

Great food at reasonable prices in Melbourne

I'm looking for a restaurant to go to for dinner in Melbourne. Something with a great reputation, good food and reasonable prices.
By EmilyW
Pat Nourse, Gourmet Traveller features editor and restaurant critic, writes:
You’re in for a treat: good food at reasonable prices is what Melbourne’s all about, so you’re somewhat spoiled for choice there. John Lethlean, our Melbourne editor and restaurant critic, has written some positive things about new places such as Hako and Seamstress  in recent issues of the magazine, for one thing. He has also just posted a first-taste preview of Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons, the brand new ‘third millennium trattoria’ at Crown Entertainment Complex in Southbank from Maurice Terzini and Rob Marchetti, the Melbourne boys behind such Sydney success stories as Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and North Bondi Italian Food, which sounds pretty promising from the looks of the menu.

We also have some recommendations just in from Victorian kitchen luminaries Shannon Bennett (Vue de Monde), Andrew McConnell (Three, One, Two) and Alla Wolf-Tasker (Lake House) as part of our April issue’s ‘Best of the Best’ special.

And, as ever, our restaurant guide, posted in its entirety on this site, is a great resource, listing the very best restaurants in each state – if it’s there, it’s there because we recommend it – and you can find regular updates in our reviews section.
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