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Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Sydney's best bars

Mojo Record Bar

Mojo Record Bar

Looking for Sydney's best bars? Here are our picks.

The past year has seen yet another wave of exciting new watering holes, chief among them Bulletin Place (10-14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney), a game-changer for cocktail bars with its mix of benchmark-setting drinks and a laid-back vibe.

Rock and roll-inspired Vasco (421 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, 0406 775 436) is equal parts fun and well-made tipples, while the good folk of Shady Pines Saloon (4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst; entry via Foley St) have a rollicking newcomer in Frankie's Pizza (50 Hunter St, Sydney), best exploited for its pizza, boutique beers and impressively late opening hours.

Sister and cousin bars The Baxter Inn (Basement, 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney) and Tio's (4-14 Foster St, Surry Hills) are still going strong, too, dispensing serious whisky and tequila unseriously respectively.

For a more rum-rich adventure, head to Lobo Plantation (209 Clarence St, Sydney) and savour a Caribbean class act. Eau de Vie (229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, 02 9357 2470), meanwhile, flies the flag for the high-end cocktail, while nearby Hinky Dinks (185 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, 02 8084 6379) keeps things fun and friendly, '50s style. At The Hazy Rose (Level 1, 83 Stanley St, Darlinghurst, 02 9357 5036), the relaxed vibe and talent behind the bar guarantee good times.

The late hours and speakeasy theme at Palmer & Co (Abercrombie La, Sydney, 02 9240 3000) continues to hook the inner-city crowd, as do the French-inspired cocktails at Felix. Mojo Record Bar (basement, 73 York St, Sydney, 02 9262 4999) earns plaudits for decent drinks with a side of great vinyl.

Over in the inner west and south, things are looking good thanks to boho Arcadia Liquors (7 Cope St, Redfern), the tiny and rockin' Midnight Special (44 Enmore Rd, Newtown), friendly Fernet-soaked, New Orleans-leaning Earl's Juke Joint (407 King St, Newtown) and Mary's (6 Mary St, Newtown) - a loud, grungy bar that happens to serve the best burger in town.

More of the best Sydney has to offer

The Latin snacks and drinks at  Gardel's (atop Porteño) are a whole lot of fun, while there's no beating the polish of the bar eats at  Rockpool Bar & Grill.

There's serious cocktail-making talent on deck at the shipshape Hello Sailor (96 Oxford St, Darlinghurst), and it's a similarly marine scene over Bondi way at The Anchor (8 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, 02 8084 3145).

The nearby ocean-facing room at Icebergs is still the top spot to soak up sunsets any time of the year.

More of the best Sydney has to offer

The Latin snacks and drinks at  Gardel's (atop Porteño) are a whole lot of fun, while there's no beating the polish of the bar eats at  Rockpool Bar & Grill.

There's serious cocktail-making talent on deck at the shipshape Hello Sailor (96 Oxford St, Darlinghurst), and it's a similarly marine scene over Bondi way at The Anchor (8 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, 02 8084 3145).

The nearby ocean-facing room at Icebergs is still the top spot to soak up sunsets any time of the year.

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