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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.

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.

What to expect at Tramsheds Harold Park

Grilled prawns from Fish & Co

Grilled prawns from Fish & Co

A substantial new eating precinct is about to open in Sydney's inner-west.

There's nothing like the excitement of a bunch of new restaurants to rejuvenate and redefine an area. It worked at Sydney's Barangaroo, and Alexandria and Rosebery before that, and now it's about to hit Harold Park in a big way.

Next month, the heritage-listed Rozelle Tramshed Depot, built in 1904 on the edge of Harold Park, will be the home of new ventures from Bodega, Tokyo Bird, Eugenio Maiale, Belle's Hot Chicken, Gelato Messina and more. "We really like the concept of the centre - an accessible, local-feeling space with great operators in a smart, design-conscious development," says Joe Valore of Bodega, Porteño and Continental Deli & Bistro.

Valore and his fellow Bodega co-owners Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate are opening Bodega 1904, a new take on their Latin-leaning Surry Hills tapas restaurant. "Bodega 1904 will be Bodega-style food with its own flavours," Valore says. Former Bodega chef Joel Humphreys will return to head the kitchen while Valore will run an extensive wine list, with a retail offer to boot. "It'll be great value, with interesting wines - both local and international. We'll also sell picnic-style boxes for people to take home or enjoy in the park," he says.

Morgan McGlone's Belle's Hot Chicken will open later in the year, Surry Hills izakaya Tokyo Bird will switch yakitori for grilled seafood (whisky will still be a focus) at their new venture, Osaka Trading Co, and Sydney institution Gelato Messina will open its ninth Sydney gelateria. Former Danks Street Depot chef Jared Ingersoll and Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group (Meat and Wine Co, Ribs & Burgers) will collaborate on Butcher and the Farmer, with Ingersoll acting as executive chef at the 300-seat restaurant, butchery, community garden and deli.

Valore, Milgate and Abrahanowicz say they're most excited about the developments (particularly the wood-fired oven) at Flour Eggs Water, a new pasta-focused venue by chef Eugenio Maiale of Besser and A Tavola. They're also up for collaborations with the other restaurant owners, says Valore. "We've had a brief chat about maybe doing something with the guys at The Little Marionette and we've had the very great pleasure of working with the legends at Gelato Messina on several projects so undoubtedly some collaborations will happen."

The Little Marionette's involvement comes in the form of Garçon, a boutique café where coffee is roasted in a vintage Probat roaster in sight of customers. The final two venues are an Egyptian-fusion restaurant, Bekya, from Wally Mostafa and David Conceicao of Al-Aseel, and the relocation of Annandale restaurant Fish and Co.

"We are pretty rapt with the whole crew. It's a truly great line-up. Already there's a really nice feeling of community," says Valore.

Tramsheds Harold Park opens 22 September 2016.

Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, NSW; open daily from 7am to 10pm. For venue opening times see tramshedsharoldpark.com.au.

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