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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

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.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Indie at heart

Momofuku Shoto, Toronto

Momofuku Shoto, Toronto

The freewheeling character of Canada’s largest city is expressed in its home-grown design, bespoke bars and inner-city villages, as Kendall Hill discovers.

STAY
Shangri-La Toronto
This gleaming glass tower opened last year, bringing Shangri-La's Sino chic and seamless service to Toronto. Higher-floor suites capture views over the CBD, best enjoyed from a glass-cocooned bath or one of the supremely comfortable beds. All mod-cons are accounted for, from coffee machines to free WiFi. Standout spaces include the Miraj spa, a convincing Turkish-style hammam that offers Caudalie treatments, and the lobby cocktail bar that throngs with smart city types at weekends. 188 University Ave.

The Drake
Credited with revitalising (and democratising) Toronto's cultural life, the Drake is a hyperactive hotel where live music and performances are held alongside art exhibitions and parties at the fabulous Sky Yard, a buzzy, slightly camp terrace bar. (Do try the lavender lemonade.) Its 19 character-filled rooms range from spacious suites to compact "crash pads" with exposed brick walls. 1150 Queen St W. 

The just-launched Drake One Fifty (150 York St) is a restaurant, bar and arts space - but no beds.

DRINK
Ossington Avenue is cluttered with cool little places for a lively bar crawl, Hogtown-style. Kick off with beers in the sun at Bellwoods Brewery, a whitewashed former garage with patio seating and craft brews with names such as Roman Candle and Wizard Wolf (124 Ossington Ave). The Ossington's smart shopfront could be a gentlemen's club but it is, in fact, a venue with musicians and DJs in the candlelit front bar and poetry readings, comedy nights, magic shows and other thrilling diversions out back (61 Ossington Ave). Don't miss the Hawker Bar at 164 Ossington with its backlit Janis Joplin quote: "Prove that you love me and buy the next round." It serves $9 cocktails, $8 house wines and $7 beers, but the big draws here are pukka Asian dishes such as chilli sambal stingray and Hainanese chicken rice (164 Ossington Ave). Nearby on West Queen West, head to the arty Gladstone boutique hotel at weekends for its wildly popular karaoke nights.

SHOP
Toronto gives great retail. The western end of Queen Street, aka West Queen West, is the city's version of Melbourne's Brunswick Street - a wellspring of creativity, carefully sourced vintage and select foreign brands such as Blundstone and Penguin. Emporium by I Miss You on Ossington peddles high-end secondhand, including a covetable leather collection ranging from overnight bags to belts (63 Ossington Ave). The Drake General Store's various city outlets are top spots to pick up Canadian-made gifts.

EAT
Momofuku Shoto
Korean-American chef David Chang has made a big splash beside Lake Ontario in the past year, opening five new outposts of his Momofuku empire in a glass cube beside the Shangri-La. Shoto is the haute equivalent of Sydney's Momofuku Seiobo; dine à la carte at Daisho (as Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal did during this year's Toronto International Film Festival); Nikai is for cocktails, the Milk Bar for takeaway sweet treats, and the Noodle Bar for pork buns, ramen and fried-chicken feasts. 190 University Ave.

Hopgood's Foodliner
Noisy, frantic and booked to the gills, this hip seafood diner in the gentrifying Polish 'hood of Roncesvalles is chef Geoff Hopgood's tribute to East Coast produce. The seafood is sustainable, meats are heritage breed, the produce organic and the dishes such as the charred octopus tentacles with smoked paprika mayo, garlic scapes and pork sausage crumble are delicious. Killer Martinis, too. 325 Roncesvalles Ave.


Local knowledge
Splash out at the flagship store of back-in-vogue Hudson's Bay Company, where Roland Mouret rubs shoulders with 7 For All Mankind, and Canada's largest selection of women's shoes (176 Yonge St).

Don't miss
Climb aboard a Toronto tram, called streetcars in these parts. Eleven routes connect the city; the 24-hour 510 Spadina route via Chinatown and Kensington Market is a colourful window to this kaleidoscope city.

Getting there
Qantas flies direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, from where codeshare partner American Airlines flies direct to Toronto. 

Local knowledge
Splash out at the flagship store of back-in-vogue Hudson's Bay Company, where Roland Mouret rubs shoulders with 7 For All Mankind, and Canada's largest selection of women's shoes (176 Yonge St).

Don't miss
Climb aboard a Toronto tram, called streetcars in these parts. Eleven routes connect the city; the 24-hour 510 Spadina route via Chinatown and Kensington Market is a colourful window to this kaleidoscope city.

Getting there
Qantas flies direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, from where codeshare partner American Airlines flies direct to Toronto. 

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