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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.

Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Lenswood, SA

Slow-cooked duck egg

Slow-cooked duck egg

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Lenswood.

What once was a tiny tasting shed tucked far off the main road at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills has been transformed into an alluring place to dine. Owners Sharon Pearson and Garry Sweeney have expanded and refurbished the wine tasting room to include table settings, attractive art on the walls, and plate glass leading to timber decks overlooking the picturesque steep vineyard. But the big change is the menu. Former Playford Adelaide sous Matt Fitton has embraced local produce and is making bold statements on the plate with the likes of diced rare venison and beetroot folded with smoked walnut cream and wattleseed. Slow-cooked duck egg with asparagus tips, a dusting of dried chicken and puffed wheat is a smart dish designed to sit beside the winery's S&G Chardonnay, made by Basket Range winemaker Taras Ochota. No longer just a cellar door, it's now a dining and drinking destination.

Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard, 166 Harris Rd, Lenswood, SA, (08) 8389 8339.

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