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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.

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.

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.

Silvereye to close this August

Sam Miller at Silvereye

Sam Miller at Silvereye

Ambitious Sydney fine-diner Silvereye will close its doors this month after less than a year in business. Staff at the Chippendale restaurant were given the news at 10.30 this morning. 

Chef Sam Miller, an alumnus of Noma, has made no public comment on the announcement, other than to say he'll be moving home to the UK. Further plans for the attractively appointed room, set on the second floor of the boutique Old Clare Hotel, are yet to be determined.

The news about the tasting menu-only restaurant follows a spate of closures that has rattled the Sydney dining scene in recent months, including Frank Camorra's MoVida Sydney, Korean hot spot Moon Park in Redfern, and Mark Best's Marque - which served its final meal on June 30.

The restaurant's publicists have scotched rumours that a branch of Burnt Ends, the acclaimed restaurant run in Singapore by Australian chef Dave Pynt and Old Clare hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, is on the cards. It's business as usual at Automata and Kensington Street Social, the hotel's other two eateries. 

Silvereye, The Old Clare Hotel, 20 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW, silvereye-restaurant.com.au.

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