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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

Cue the Champagne.

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.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

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.

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.

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.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants are announced and there’s a new number one

Massimo Bottura accepting his award for world's number one

Massimo Bottura accepting his award for world's number one

Hot off yesterday's news that the World's 50 Best Restaurants will bring their annual awards to Melbourne in 2017, numbers one to 50 have been announced at the awards ceremony in New York. And there's a new top dog.

Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, has knocked Girona's El Celler de Can Roca from the number-one spot. It's also the first-ever Italian restaurant to top the list. Chef Massimo Bottura took to the stage to accept the award, stopping to hug the Roca brothers, who are now placed at number two. "Culture is our most important ingredient," said Bottura. "It's all about hard work."

The highest placed Australian chef on the list is Newcastle-born Brett Graham. His London restaurant, The Ledbury, comes in at number 14, the highest UK restaurant on the list.

Melbourne's Attica, number 32 in 2015, dropped a spot to 33, but was awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Australasia. "I think any year we see an Australian restaurant on the list is a big win," said GT's deputy editor and chief restaurant critic, Pat Nourse, and chair of the voting panel for Oceania and Australasia.

Australia's king of Thai food, David Thompson's Bangkok restaurant, Nahm, placed at number 37.

"Look at the Australians and the Australian restaurants on the list - Attica, Brae, Quay, The Ledbury, Burnt Ends, Nahm - and you're looking at a more diverse and exciting mix of places than any other nation is fielding right now," said Nourse. "I think it says great things about food and culture in Australia."

Absent from this year's list is Sydney restaurant Sepia, who last year took out the award for One to Watch. This year that title was awarded to Tokyo-born chef Zaiyu Hasegawa and his Tokyo restaurant, Jimbocho Den.

Alain Passard, of L'Arpège in Paris, accepted the Lifetime Achievement award to the first standing ovation of the night. "This is the best job in the world," he said.

In other international developments, The Clove Club in Shoreditch, London, was awarded the Highest New Entry Award, débuting at number 26. Eleven Madison Park in New York took out the Art of Hospitality award, and Noma in Copenhagen, placed number three on the list in 2015, dropped to number five.

The list from 1-50:

1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3. Eleven Madison Park, New York City, US

4. Central, Lima, Peru

5. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

6. Mirazur, Menton, France

7. Mugaritz, Errenteria, San Sebastián, Spain

8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

11. DOM, São Paulo, Brazil

12. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

13. Maido, Lima, Peru

14. The Ledbury, London, UK

15. Alinea, Chicago, US

16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

17. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

18. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russian

19. L'Arpège, Paris, France

20. Amber, Hong Kong

21. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain

22. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

23. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

24. Le Bernardin, New York City, US

25. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

26. The Clove Club, London, UK

27. Saison, San Francisco, US

28. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

29. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

30. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

31. RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

32. Restaurant André, Singapore

33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

35. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

36. Boragó, Santiago, Chile

37. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

38. De Librije, Zwolle, The Netherlands

39. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

40. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

41. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

42. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China

43. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

44. Estela, New York, US

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

46. Combal.Zero, Rivoli, Italy

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocatino Hills, New York, US

49. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain

50. Septime, Paris, France

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