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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Bennelong goes alfresco this summer

Room with a view? Sure. Private balcony with a view? Now you've got our attention. Starting 8 January, Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House will open its private balcony as a pop-up bar under the famous sails. And there's no doubt about it, it's the best view in town.

The Bennelong Balcony will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon in January from noon until late, and with a host of performances and events going on around the House as part of Sydney Festival, the 80-person venue might just be the perfect place to sip a drink before heading off to dinner or a show.

Bennelong bar manager Aaron Gaulke will wrangle the Spritz- and G&T-focused drinks menu, that will also include new summer cocktails such as the Just Fine and Dandy (Ketel One Vodka, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, apricot brandy, cloudy apple juice and bitters), and Whispers on the Breeze (bianco vermouth, sauvignon blanc, elderflower liqueur, cucumber slices and lemon peel topped with soda). There'll also be Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and bottles of Endeavour pale ale on offer, plus a short menu of small plates (hello Sydney Rock Oysters) to soak up the juice.

The Bennelong Balcony, from 8 to 31 January, Fri-Sun, noon-9pm, Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, (02) 9240 8000

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