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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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

The Bach, Sydney

The Bach

The Bach

The Bach isn't the first beach house-themed eatery in town, but it's certainly the first New Zealand-themed beach house restaurant in Sydney, as far as we know. Take a native Kiwi with you and you'll get a running commentary on both thematic points scored (Monteith's on tap, L&P in the bottle) and missed (no paua-shell ashtrays or faded board-games on the shelf). Split Enz, Lorde, the Verlaines and Tall Dwarfs are conspicuously absent from the playlist (let alone Dave Dobbyn), which instead favours Pearl Jam, Weezer and Mark Ronson, and with much of the seating arranged bar-style, the vibe is more eat-drink-get-out than linger-and-savour. Could you tell that this is a New Zealand-driven restaurant by the menu alone? In the absence of whitebait and paua you could point to the New Zealand salmon, but it's a commonly seen product here and the silken execution of its sav-blanc marinade might owe more to the time chef Darrien Potaka spent at Bistro Moncur than anything else.

Supple, elastic pappardelle with a not-too-snotty slow-cooked egg and "wild" mushrooms ticks the box, but our correspondent from the land of the long white cloud was a bit concerned that the hokey pokey brûlée (a brûlée simply dotted with bits of honeycomb) didn't really make good on the promise of such a Kiwi classic.

Still, the place has brio, and if they up the New Zealand factor in the food (somehow), The Bach (pronounced "batch") may yet become a slice of heaven for expats and curious Newtowners alike. The Bach, 399 King St, Newtown, NSW, (02) 8084 4093

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