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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

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The Currant Shed, McLaren Flat

Blue swimmer crab, salted celery, mung beans, yoghurt

Blue swimmer crab, salted celery, mung beans, yoghurt

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: The Currant Shed, McLaren Flat.

Encouraging changes are afoot at the modest Currant Shed eatery overlooking vines and lime trees at McLaren Flat. Local chef Dioni Flanagan (late of The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill) makes the most of her regional produce contacts to present gutsy snapper on lentils with pork hock and purple bliss potatoes, fabulous local asparagus with duck egg and porcini cream, and a rich and luscious duck liver brûlée with Granny Smith apple and charred brioche. For dessert, try the lime-curd pudding with bay-leaf marshmallow, sherbet and sablé. Restaurant manager Josh Picken (you may recall his work at Orana as sommelier) uses his deep knowledge of artisan wine producers to add an exciting edge to the drinks list.

The Currant Shed, 104 Ingoldby Rd, McLaren Flat, SA, (08) 8383 0232

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