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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

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

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.

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."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Where to long lunch this public holiday Monday

Chiswick at AGNSW

Chiswick at AGNSW

Here’s what restaurants are open in Sydney and Melbourne this long weekend

Gather the troops, the June Queen's Birthday long weekend calls for a long, lazy lunch. Here's our pick of restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne open this Monday. 

SYDNEY

Biota Dining, Bowral
Noon-3pm, lunch only.

Chiswick, Woollahra (and Chiswick at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney)
Noon-3pm

Coogee Pavilion, Coogee
7am-midnight

Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
7am-11pm (Lunch begins at noon)

Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Bondi Beach
Noon -3.30pm

Jonah's at Whale Beach, (69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach)
Noon-2.30pm

Otto Ristorante, Woolloomoolo
Noon-10.30pm


MELBOURNE

Café di Stasio, St Kilda
Noon - 3pm, 6-11pm

Cumulus Inc, Melbourne CBD
12pm - 11pm

Gazi, Melbourne CBD
11.30-11pm

Flower Drum, Melbourne CBD
Noon-3pm, 6-11pm

Hellenic Republic Kew, (26 Cotham Rd Kew)
Noon-10pm

Rockpool Bar and Grill, Southbank
Noon-3pm

The Grand, Richmond
Noon-3pm

The Press Club, Melbourne CBD
Noon-3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm

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