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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Persian love cake

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

New South Yarra restaurants

The Melbourne suburb lost some of its lustre in recent years, but is now bouncing back.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Long Chim, Melbourne review

David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

On the pass: Phil Whitmarsh, The Daniel O’Connell Pub & Dining

What's the Daniel O'Connell all about, Phil?
We use the nose-to-tail philosophy as an umbrella for everything, not just meat. When we serve radishes as part of our snacks, if the leaves are looking a little gnarled to serve as they are, we blanch them, chop them up and mix them through butter. We try for zero-food waste.

And who is or was Daniel O'Connell?
He was a revolutionary Irish MP, but also the kid who planted the pepper tree out the back of the pub. We pay tribute to both.

What's cooking this month?
Summer is really hot in South Australia so we like to keep things light, cutting down on the braised meats and char-grilling and barbecuing instead. We do barbecued ox heart or char-grilled kidneys, with lots of leafy vegetables or baby turnips and baby radishes to add that element of refreshment.

Some people are scared of offal - where do you suggest they start?
Chicken liver parfait is quick, delicate and quite a good-looking thing to have on a plate (a piece of tripe looks like a piece of tripe - there's no hiding it). I serve mine with crusty bread and maybe some pickled sour cherries. Otherwise, sweetbreads, because they sound sweet and cute, even though it's a pancreas or thyroid gland.

This is our fast issue here at GT - what's your fast favourite?
I like a whole lamb, boned out and stuffed with its shoulders and legs and chucked on a spit. It's not exactly fast, granted, but while it's on the spit, it does all the hard work for you. We do it low and slow for anywhere between four and five hours. A little baste with some bay leaves, kitchen olive oil and honey, then let it cook while you sink a few cold ones. That's my kind of fast food.

The Daniel O'Connell, 165 Tynte St, North Adelaide, SA, (08) 8267 4032


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