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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

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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.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

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."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Salads by Yield

Yield's Freekah and chickpea Salads

Yield's Freekah and chickpea Salads

Yield - delivering vegetable-driven deliciousness to the world, one very narrowly specific slice at a time. 

Is delivery food taking over the world? Sure, if you're happy to live on a diet of pizza and hamburgers. But what about something with a bit more substance? What about that moment at lunch in the middle of the week when you've got the let's-eat-something-vaguely-sensible angel on one shoulder and the bugger-it-let's-smash-a-Mary's-burger demon on the other and you feel yourself teetering towards the dark side.

Don't yield to temptation; be tempted instead to Yield. It's a new business that, in the words of co-founders, sisters Celia and Georgia Churcher, is "all about delivering a package of goodness".

On the strength of what we've tasted in the GT offices, it looks like Yield's food hits that perfect sweet spot between seasonality, good ideas and good taste. Rounds of pickled bullhorn pepper and romesco sauce bring sparkle to a classic combination of chickpeas and potatoes with beautifully cooked hard-boiled eggs. Roasted cauliflower and farro come together in a festival of nuttiness sharpened up with olive, chilli and pecorino pepato, while honey-roasted carrots and balls of labne are the candy in the mix with freekeh and seeds.

It's not all legumes and leaves, either. This week's non-salad options include celeriac, pear and potato soup with pangrattato for a garnish, and, for something sweet, truffles of chocolate, orange and dates.

"We make food that we think is delicious first and foremost and has the happy consequence of being good for you, too," says Celia Churcher. "It's all vegetable-based, mainly because vegetables are amazing. We figure a little less meat in the human diet is a good thing for our planet and ourselves. Spreading the vegetable love!"

Georgia (left) and Celia Churcher.

This being a two-woman operation, the vegetable love is currently only being spread in a very specific part of the nation - the inner-city Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst. It's only Tuesday and Wednesday lunches, too, and you need to have your order in by one o'clock the previous afternoon. In that sense, Yield is almost hilariously narrow in its specificity, but the sisters Churcher are serious in their commitment to only taking on as much business as they can comfortably handle properly for the time being.

"It's a weekday service, so most of our customers are at work when we deliver - busy and hungry - and we hope that our little package will add some contentment to their afternoon," says Celia. "We're looking to increase the delivery days in the next couple of months and expand the delivery area to Redfern and the CBD by the end of the year." Office catering is the next step, and then, if they find "the perfect little hole in the wall", they'll do a takeaway site as well.

And the cheery radish figure that adorns the boxes and website? "Radishman was born from the clever pens of two of our great mates," she says. "He was originally just a logo but he's so damn cute he's become part of the family. That look of contentment on his face is exactly how we want people to feel when we feed them."

yieldsydney.com

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