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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.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

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.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Bordeaux travel guide

There’s much more than wine to savour in Bordeaux, writes Lindsey Tramuta, although while you’re there that’s always an option.

STAY
Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa
Grand is the operative word for this neoclassical pile in the city's golden triangle. After years of decline, the 18th-century hotel began extensive renovation in 1999, under the guidance of the famed Parisian architect and designer Jacques Garcia. The bandages came off in 2007, revealing soaring spaces, an opulent spa and the spectacular royal suite with its panoramic city views. Le Pressoir d'Argent, the hotel's restaurant, will reopen next year with the promise of a Michelin-starred chef in charge. 2-5 Place de la Comédie 

Mama Shelter
Ping-pong tables, neon fixtures and in-room video booths are the signature quirks in this fifth and newest Mama Shelter boutique hotel. The rooftop terrace, with day beds and city views, is a magnet for locals and unquestionably the city's favourite hangout for a nightcap or weekend brunch. 19 rue Poquelin Molière

DRINK
Black List
Third-wave coffee is still a relatively new concept in France, but the budding culture in Paris has made its way south this year in the guise of the café Black List. Its beans are sourced from the capital's star roaster, Belleville Brûlerie, and it has the prerequisites for a relaxed and familiar experience: fresh flowers, white tiled walls, a sleek La Marzocco and an array of homemade cakes. 27 Place Pey Berland

Le Bô Bar
There's never a dull moment at this matchbook-sized cave à manger from Benoît Veyret-Logerias, a veteran of renowned Paris wine bar Le Verre Volé. Locals shuffle in nightly for a glass selected à l'aveugle (blindly) paired with platters of charcuterie, cheese and boudin noir. 8 Place Saint-Pierre

L'Univerre
Enjoy some of the region's best wines at this elegant 20-seat bar. The weekly menus are well-crafted edits of French classics, such as sautéed scallops and cassolette de ris de veau, but the bar's real draw is more than 1300 fine and rare wines from across France and Bordeaux vintages, priced to sell. 40 rue Lecocq

DO
L'École du Vin classes
Take a crash course in Bordeaux appreciation with this city-sponsored school that offers two-hour private classes in English at its wine bar tucked behind the National Opera house. Tours of wine country, including a three-day grand crus course, are among more intensive options. 3 Cours du 30 Juillet

Cafe Utopia
During a break from shopping in the prim boutiques lining Cours de l'Intendance, stop for a glass on the sun-dappled terrace at Café Utopia, a bar-cum-cinema and art complex housed in the 17th-century former Saint Siméon church, or settle in for a film, from classics to cult. 5 Place Camille Jullian

EAT
La Cagette
Rub elbows with fashionable young locals at this canteen with a killer terrace at the Place du Palais. The menu plays up seasonal produce in colourful salads at lunch and flavourful mains, such as beef tartare with pumpkin for dinner. Dessert at either meal is a must. 8 Place du Palais

Une Cuisine en Ville
Food-lovers book ahead for Michelin-starred chef Philippe Lagraula's imaginative, market-fresh cooking inflected with South American flavours, including rocoto and aji amarillo chillies. Foreign flavours extend, too, to the wine list. 77 rue du Palais Gallien

Miles
Expect cuisine as international as its multicultural crew, schooled in Paris's top kitchens. The inventive, carte-blanche menu incorporates flavours from each chef's origins - Israel, Vietnam, Japan and New Caledonia - and is best enjoyed at the wooden bar overlooking the open kitchen. 33 rue du Cancera


DON'T MISS
Canelés are the city's homegrown rum-flavoured confection with a custardy centre and caramelised crust. Guidebooks pay outsized attention to pricey Baillardran, but locals go to La Toque Cuivrée. 126 Boulevard Jean Jacques Bosc, 33 130 Bègles

DAYTRIPPING
Explore the 8th-century town of Saint-Émilion, 40 minutes' drive away. It's a World Heritage site and Aquitaine's most scenic spot, with an Instagram-ready old town, underground monuments, famous vineyard and châteaux. 

GETTING THERE
Air France flies from Paris to Bordeaux (75 minutes), or take a TGV train (3 hours and 15 minutes).

DON'T MISS
Canelés are the city's homegrown rum-flavoured confection with a custardy centre and caramelised crust. Guidebooks pay outsized attention to pricey Baillardran, but locals go to La Toque Cuivrée. 126 Boulevard Jean Jacques Bosc, 33 130 Bègles

DAYTRIPPING
Explore the 8th-century town of Saint-Émilion, 40 minutes' drive away. It's a World Heritage site and Aquitaine's most scenic spot, with an Instagram-ready old town, underground monuments, famous vineyard and châteaux. 

GETTING THERE
Air France flies from Paris to Bordeaux (75 minutes), or take a TGV train (3 hours and 15 minutes).

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