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Flour and Stone Recipes

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.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

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.

1980s recipes

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Savoury tarts

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.

Labne and pistachio cheesecake

The luscious silky texture of this tangy cheesecake makes it irresistible - the fact it's free of gluten and refined sugar is a bonus. We've topped ours with cherries, but berries would also work well. Start this recipe a day ahead to drain the yoghurt.

Why can't I make a reservation?

What’s the deal with restaurants that don’t take reservations? Are they trying to make life hard for us?
By Matt
Pat Nourse, Gourmet Traveller restaurant critic and features editor writes:
It seems like a fiendish invention, this no-bookings business, but there’s method in the badness. For one thing, it means that you can rock up at a restaurant and potentially score a seat somewhere that’s so popular that you’d otherwise be waiting weeks for a table. The main reason, though, comes down to dollars and sense. I spoke to Barry McDonald recently, one of the owners of Sydney’s Fratelli Fresh, he said the reason bookings aren’t taken at Sopra, the permanently mobbed café/restaurant at the provedore’s original Waterloo and spanking-new Potts Point sites, is simple commerce. “If I took bookings for 49 seats when the most expensive item on the menu is $24, I couldn’t afford to have a restaurant.” Sopra is too small, he says, to not have the tables full at all times. “Once you start taking phone numbers, for us that would be another role and another job and you couldn’t sell main courses for $24... they’d have to be $28 or something. I want to be able to say you can have it both ways, because I want to be able to say yes to my customers, but the reality is that $24 mains and $3.50 glasses of wine don’t come with some things i.e. white tablecloths and reservations. You can’t even get good food at those prices at some RSLs... and my RSL doesn’t take bookings either.”
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