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Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Gin trains, hotels and festivals

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Beef cheek recipes

The name 'beef cheek' really does refer to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a tough, lean cut of meat often braised or cooked slowly to produce a tender and delicious result. Here are some of our favourite ways to serve them up.

Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld 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.

Our first-ever Cruising Special is out now

The MS Noordam crossing the Tasman Sea

The MS Noordam crossing the Tasman Sea

Ann Sherry has called it. The executive chair of Carnival Australia predicts more than two million Australians will take a cruise by 2020. It's a big call from an industry heavyweight but she should know, her company - with brands including Cunard, P&O and Princess among others - represents more than 80 per cent of the Australian and New Zealand cruising market.

There's no doubting our appetite. In the latest figures from the Cruise Lines International Association, more than a million Australians took a cruise in 2014, more than four per cent of our population has taken a cruise at some time and annual growth sits at 20 per cent. So, it's no wonder we have launched this inaugural Cruising Special in Gourmet Traveller (on sale now). This is one of the most exciting editorial initiatives we have undertaken. A big congratulations to editor Helen Anderson on bringing it to life - it's been 12 months in the making.

The breadth of experiences on offer in this travel sector are as exciting as they are diverse, be it a luxury Mediterranean cruise aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial, or a Silversea's expedition adventure through French Polynesia. And that's just the beginning.

But back to Sherry and those numbers on Australians and cruising. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised at why Aussies are taking to it with such gusto. "I think part of the reason for cruising's growth is that we're a coastal nation, and Australians have a great affinity with the sea," she says. Amen to that.

Happy Cruising,

Anthea Loucas Bosha
Editor-in-chief


Gourmet Traveller's first-ever Cruising Special is on sale now, complimentary when you purchase our April issue, available in all good newsagents. 

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