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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula

Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

Pea and ham soup

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

The Shorehouse, Perth

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: The Shorehouse, Perth.

Swanbourne mightn't have the same pull as Perth's better-known beaches, but expect that to change following the opening of The Shorehouse. The newest venture from Scott Taylor of The Trustee, Beaufort Street Merchant and Enrique's School for to Bullfighting fame, this airy, whitewashed dining room remains true to Taylor's smart-casual credo, thanks to the equally accessible cooking of Oliver Gould, late of Melbourne's Stokehouse. Baby basil and fine shavings of bottarga adorn raw tuna, while a bed of crunchy romesco sauce cleverly brightens beef tartare. The cooked stuff is equally notable: meaty, charcoal-roasted Exmouth prawns smoky from the Josper oven are a fun throwback to summer barbies past. The restaurant is still in soft-opening stage so the deck menu (lobster sandwiches!) isn't operational quite yet, but even this early in the piece, The Shorehouse looks set to be a popular hang-out this summer.

The Shorehouse, 278 Marine Pde, Swanbourne, WA, (08) 9286 4050. Open Tue-Sun noon-3pm, 5:30pm-9.30pm.

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