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Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld 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.

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Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

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Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

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Beef cheek recipes

The name 'beef cheek' really does refer to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a tough, lean cut of meat often braised or cooked slowly to produce a tender and delicious result. Here are some of our favourite ways to serve them up.

The Chur Burger reborn

Burgers have trumped fine-dining - in one quarter of Sydney at least. On Monday 24 June, Warren Turnbull reopens his Surry Hills restaurant which was destroyed by fire in March - not as Albion St Kitchen, his recent reworking of two-star Assiette, but as a larger version of Chur Burger, the snack-shack he had been running out the back since the beginning of the year.

"We sort of went laid-back from Assiette to Albion St Kitchen, and now we're going fully laid-back," says the New Zealand-born chef. "We did a massive refurb in January and then obviously five weeks later when it all burnt down it sort of hit me for six. I need a bit of a break; I don't think I can build up another restaurant and start again."

Where the old snack venue offered a short-and-sweet menu of burgers, milkshakes and fries, the upsized Chur Burger will also serve more substantial dishes in the vein of jerk chicken and crumbed pork cutlets, as well as desserts, more shakes and a range of Australian and Kiwi craft beers and a handful of wines.

Chur Burger will run exclusively from the front of the restaurant until the end of winter when Turnbull hopes to open up the laneway where Chur made its début.

"The burger thing was so much fun and everyone seemed to love it, so we thought, 'Let's do a big one and people can love it lunch and dinner rather than just lunch'."

Choice, bro.

Chur Burger, 48 Albion St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 9212 7979.


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