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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."

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.

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

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.

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."

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.

Funemployment dinners

Richard Hargreave, Analiese Gregory, Giorgio De Maria, Luke Burgess

Richard Hargreave, Analiese Gregory, Giorgio De Maria, Luke Burgess

Sydney has been a revolving door for collaborative pop-up restaurants lately. There was Belle's Nashville-style chicken wings at Bondi Beach, and the coming together of pizza and Grace Jones (at last!)  at the  Italo Disco Club  at Carriageworks.

Enter the newest alliance, merging the strengths of former Momofuku sommelier Richard Hargreave, 121BC's Giorgio De Maria, Luke Burgess of the  dearly missed  Garagistes, and Quay  former head chef  Analiese Gregory.

"Luke and I were sitting around enjoying our unemployment when we said we should do something together," Hargreave says. "We roped in Analiese and Giorgio and decided to give ourselves something to do."

That something is a travelling Sunday dinner series, housed in a few of the team's favourite Sydney  eateries, kicking off on 2 August. Each dinner will have a different theme, beginning with Rice & Greens, otherwise known as sake and vegetables, at Café Paci in East Sydney. Matt Young of Black Market Sake will handle the rice-booze duties, while Franklin's David Moyle is rumoured to be the secret weapon in the kitchen.  

In the second instalment, on 16 August, Burgess will return to the 10 William Street kitchen for the second time this year (he stepped behind the burners for an evening last month) for The Italian Job - an all-Italo affair with help from the rest of the crew and former Berta chef O Tama Carey.  

The final event is Role Reversal at Acme on 6 September, where chefs Burgess and Gregory will control the pours, while somms Hargreave and De Maria man the pans. The party continues with cocktails by Luke Ashton of  This Must Be The Place.

Get in while the getting's good.

Tickets are $150 from the Funemployment website. 2 August, Rice & Greens, Café Paci, 95 Riley St, East Sydney, NSW, (02) 9368 7000; 16 August, The Italian Job, 10 William Street, 10 William St, Paddington, NSW, (02) 9360 3310; 6 September, Role Reversal, Acme, 60 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, (02) 8068 0932

 

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