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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

King Arthur Café, Brisbane

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: King Arthur Café, Brisbane.

The recent arrival of this quirky café, located off chic James St shows just how far Brisbane's coffee scene has travelled since the 'cuppucino' Dark Ages. It's a second venture for the team behind South Brisbane's Merriweather Café and the menu here also favours specialty coffee, featuring the best of local and sustainable produce. At breakfast you'll find the likes of charcoal-grilled pilchards with preserved lemon, say on Sprout Artisan Bakery sourdough toast, shoulder-to-shoulder with springy house-made sourdough crumpets paired with a chunky rhubarb compote and a scatter of crisp honeycomb crumble. Scope out daily sweet treats - fat sugar-dusted jam-filled doughnuts perhaps, or a wedge of gluten-free almond nutmeg cake - or grab a doorstop-style sandwich from the glass cabinet. We recommend the well-filled house-smoked fish and cucumber number on sourdough mixed grain. King Arthur's interiors are as unfussy and appealing as its menu. Upstairs, tucked beneath a distinctive curved ceiling, is a cute mezzanine level decked out with the same white walls, fresh blooms, simple tables and stools as the L-shaped downstairs. Let it reign.

King Arthur Café, 164C Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, Qld, (07) 3358 1670

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