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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

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Moon Park to close this year

Moon Park's zucchini pancake (hobak jeon)

Moon Park's zucchini pancake (hobak jeon)

Time to get your  zucchini pancake and fried chicken fix. The team behind Redfern's  Moon Park has announced they will not renew the restaurant's lease when it comes to an end in September this year, just shy of three years in business.

Rumours of a relocation have circulated for a while now and potential sites have been inspected all over the city, including Barangaroo, but nothing has been the right fit so far. For now co-owner Ned Brooks is looking to focus on his wine-importing and distribution business, Brooks & Amos, and also the birth of his first child, while co-owners and co-chefs Ben Sears and Eun Hee An focus on spending more time with family and friends. Both chefs will also travel back to Korea to spend time in Hee An's homeland. 

"We're very proud of the restaurant's achievements,  being listed as number 58 in the Gourmet Traveller restaurant guide two years in a row has been a really big accolade," says Brooks. "When we opened there was a lot of hoo-ha about Korean food being the next big thing, and that sort of remains to be seen, but three years later we're still really busy. In the end we're not so much about being a Korean restaurant as we are just a great drinking and dining destination. But for now it's just time to focus on other things outside the restaurant."

It's a destination that'll be missed. Service will continue as normal up to June 18, when Hee An and Sears travel to Lombok for a cooking demonstration. Then from July 5 Moon Park will revert to a single set menu highlighting brand-new dishes and some classic hits from the early days. Look out for the poached chicken with rose petals and pine nut sauce, and the ultra-popular sea biscuit - Sears and Hee An's sea urchin on a flaxseed cracker.

Moon Park's final service will be September 24. 

Moon Park, 34 Redfern St, Redfern, NSW, Tues-Sat 5.30pm-10pm, moon-park.com.au.

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