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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.

New cruises 2017

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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.

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.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

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.

Neil Perry pulls out of haute cuisine and closes Eleven Bridge

Sydney’s Eleven Bridge to close. For real this time. Sort of. Again.

Garagistes sold, closing

Luke Burgess

Luke Burgess

Garagistes is dead. Long live Garagistes? Not quite. A more fitting theme might be "energy doesn't die, it just changes form". And so it is with the restaurant that was as important to Tasmania's new culinary identity as MONA has been to its cultural profile. The Hobart two-star, opened by Luke Burgess, Katrina Birchmeier and Kirk Richardson in 2010, has been on the market for more than a year now, but today Burgess, the chef and co-owner, confirmed that contracts have been exchanged, a local family has purchased the lease, plant and equipment, and Garagistes will run just 12 more services in its current form.

The silver lining of sorts for Tasmanian diners is that Burgess, Richardson and the team have decided to wind the kitchen down in its final month, trading not as Garagistes but as The Self-Preservation Society from late March through to around April 25.

"We're retaining the Garagistes name, and the new owners will be doing something completely different, so we wanted to come up with something to space the gap for about a month," says Burgess. The Society will be far more casual than the Garagistes of today, harking back to its more bar-like early days, and unearthing some dishes from retirement, the much-loved lamb ribs and silk oolong cream among them.

"The final touches on the concept are yet to be signed off," he says, "but it'll be a casual affair and one very much in the spirit of having fun and enjoying the last weeks of being in a space that we built and have come to love."

Burgess, who will be moving back to his home-town of Sydney, intends to keep the Garagistes flag flying, but has no immediate plans to open another restaurant. He says that he's pleased with the way things have drawn to a close in Tasmania.

"It's a big relief, and I'm glad we can go out in a nice, positive way and say that it's been five years and we've done some good work."

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