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Recipes with peaches

Whether caramelised in a tarte Tartin, paired with slow-roasted pork on top of pizza or tossed through salads, this sweet stone fruit is an excellent addition to summer cooking.

Knives and Ink chef tattoos

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Ben Shewry's favourite souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Attica’s chef isn’t happiest when eating soils or smears on his days off, it’s souvlaki. We follow him to his favourite spot.

Black Star Pastry to open in Carlton, Melbourne

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Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

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Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

Light and healthy recipes

With fresh ingredients and lots of spices, these light and healthy recipes are perfect for summer.

Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

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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