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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

Labne and pistachio cheesecake

The luscious silky texture of this tangy cheesecake makes it irresistible - the fact it's free of gluten and refined sugar is a bonus. We've topped ours with cherries, but berries would also work well. Start this recipe a day ahead to drain the yoghurt.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017

Seaborn Encore

Seaborn Encore

Cue the Champagne.

Heavy-duty investment in new ships continues this year as billions of dollars are spent across the global cruise industry. Recent débutantes range from Seabourn Cruise Line's ultra-luxe, 600-passenger Seabourn Encore, which first arrived in Australia in January, to the 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas, the latest megaship by Royal Caribbean International. This year MSC Cruises launches Meraviglia and Seaside, Princess Cruises unveils Majestic Princess, and Norwegian Cruise Line launches Norwegian Joy. And when the wind catches the sails of Star Clippers' 300-passenger Flying Clipper towards the end of the year, travellers can embark on the largest square-rig sailing ship ever built.

Viking Cruises continues its impressive expansion, doubling its ocean fleet this year when Viking Sky and Viking Sun slide down the slipway; two more ships will  follow. The 930-passenger ships will be near-identical to its current fleet, with all-veranda cabins, an expansive Nordic spa and multiple dining venues.

Also expanding is Silversea. It launches its 596-passenger Silver Muse in Monte Carlo in April, promising more outdoor space, more connecting suites for families and, it claims, more dining venues (eight) than any other luxury ship. In November Silversea begins the transformation of Silver Cloud into a polar expedition ship, ice-strengthening its hull and adding specialist equipment and a Zodiac fleet.

Next year sees the arrival of two new Ponant ice-class ships, another new ship by Seabourn, the Seabourn Ovation, Crystal Cruises' Crystal Endeavor, and the first Scenic ocean ship, Scenic Eclipse, which has its maiden voyage in August 2018 on a voyage between Istanbul and Venice. Godmothers will be busy with the launch of MSC's Seaview, Norwegian's Bliss, Royal Caribbean's Oasis IV, Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Horizon and Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam, along with an as-yet unnamed ship by Celebrity Cruises.

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