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Recipes with peaches

Whether caramelised in a tarte Tartin, paired with slow-roasted pork on top of pizza or tossed through salads, this sweet stone fruit is an excellent addition to summer cooking.

Black Star Pastry to open in Carlton, Melbourne

Instagram’s most famous cake, plus a few other sweet hits, is heading south.

Knives and Ink chef tattoos

What is it about chefs and tattoos? A new book asks the inked to answer for themselves.

AA Gill's final column for Gourmet Traveller

We mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Gourmet Traveller family who passed awayon December 10, 2016. British writer AA Gill was a contributor to the magazine from July 2004. Gill’s travel column was as insightful as it was witty, funny as it was thoughtful – he was without peer. This is the final piece he wrote for Gourmet Traveller; it appears in the December issue, 2016. - Anthea Loucas Bosha, Editor

Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

Australia is about to get its first glimpse of Seabourn Encore, a glamorous new addition to the Seabourn fleet.

Ben Shewry's favourtie souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Attica’s chef isn’t happiest when eating soils or smears on his days off, it’s souvlaki. We follow him to his favourite spot.

Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

Cruising reimagined

Whatever your preconceived notions, next-gen luxury cruising is guaranteed to exceed all expectations. Here are ten reasons why.

1. Travelling to multiple destinations is easier than ever. Of course, it's always been the case that a cruise can be the most efficient way to see the world, but thanks to overnight stays and 'off-the-beaten-path' excursions, you can see more with less stress. The fact you don't need to island hop whilst dragging around your luggage enhances the experience dramatically.

2. There's more space than you'd think. Ignore everything you've heard about cruise ships being crammed in with fellow travellers; they're more spacious than you'd ever have imagined. Take the Regal Princess: 19 decks, 1,780 spacious cabins - 1,438 of which come with a private balcony.

3. Self-service buffets are not the only option. Instead, you can expect fine dining and menus curated by culinary stars Curtis Stone and Ernesto Uchimura.  

4. People do still dress for dinner, and it always feels decadent. So pack the tux or favourite gown and channel Gatsby to ensure a memorable night.

5. A cruise makes travelling a part of the escape again. If long-haul flights dampen your holiday spirit, then cruising is for you. Sit back, luxuriate and enjoy the calming mindfulness as you sail - when you do decide to disembark, you'll feel re-energised and ready to explore.

6. The choice is yours. In every aspect. Whether that's planning a busy itinerary or having zero on your schedule, trying every cuisine or sticking to a favourite eatery, you're in control. And if there's one thing that's priceless, it's choice.

7. Smaller ships are a thing. If you'd prefer a more intimate experience, simply select a smaller ship. Most fleets have a smaller vessel catering to around 670 passengers. Same great destinations, just at a more peaceful pace.

8. Get closer to nature than you expected. There's something intoxicating about being in a huge stretch of ocean with so much open space around you. Explore the seas on a scuba diving experience, or simply take in the enchanting nighttime sky from your balcony.

9. Planning new experiences comes easily. It's not every holiday that you can balance zen time with a shore excursion to The Ancient City of Sigiriya or St. Mark's Square or sailing in Rhode Island. But that's the beauty of a cruise. You have access to tailor-maid experiences without the hassle of organisation or form-filling yourself. Careful, it's addictive.

10. You'll make memories that last a lifetime. There's no doubt about it, with their breadth of offerings and ability to truly create a bespoke break, cruises make for a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime trip.

This article is presented by Princess Cruises

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