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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.

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.

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

Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

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

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.

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."

Dubrovnik, Croatia travel guide

Within medieval city walls, George Epaminondas raises a glass of Dalmatian white in Croatia’s exquisite seaport city of Dubrovnik.

STAY
Hotel Excelsior
Royals and rock stars have lodged at this century-old villa. The hotel has 158 handsome rooms, most of which have staggering views of the Adriatic Sea, and a stellar location a few minutes' stroll from Dubrovnik's medieval walled Old Town. On-site restaurants include Prora, set under dramatic stone arches. Frana Supila 12.

Villa Dubrovnik
Carved into a cliff and wreathed in bougainvillea and oleander, this property has 56 sumptuously designed rooms, each with a generous terrace for marvelling over the views. There's a private beach, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a pair of restaurants, including Pjerin, which serves the likes of rabbit fillet with hazelnuts and wild mushrooms. As a glam touch, guests are ferried to the Old Town on a Venetian vaporetto. Vlaha Bukovca 6.

PLAY
Island-hopping along the Dalmatian coast during a city stay is mandatory. Lokrum, a 10-minute ferry ride from the Old Town, has rocky beaches, a botanical garden and a pride of peacocks. Or rent your own craft and drop anchor to swim inside Kolocep's Blue Cave at nearby Elaphiti Islands. The other two close islands, Lopud and Sipan, are both blissful.

At Lopud, dine at Obala for freshly caught fish (18 Iva Kuljevana). At Sipan, head to Konoba Kod Marka for local delicacies such as octopus rissoles (20223 Sipanska Luka).

SHOP
In a town awash with shops selling tchotchkes to tourists, venture to Maria Boutique for brands such as Céline, Lanvin and Azzedine Alaia (Ulica sv, Dominika). Find Croatian olive oil, preserves and candied orange slices (I found these addictive) at Oleoteka Uje (Placa bb, Stradun). Clara Stones Jewellery sells spectacular bijoux; owners Anja Mucic and Vittorio Ceccarini specialise in fashioning Adriatic red coral (collected under strict quotas) into show-stoppers and are a font of knowledge on the city's hotspots (Nalješkovieva 8).

DRINK
Café Buza
Accessed through a hole in a wall, Café Buža is the ideal vantage point from which to appreciate Dubrovnik's technicolour sunsets. The café comprises two adjacent bars - Buza I and Buza II - that jut from the southern rampart of the Old Town. Their style is informal, the drinks list unadventurous, but the accompanying light show is magnificent. The twin bars can be tricky to locate - use Gunduli Square as the starting point. Crijevieva ulica 9.

EAT
Lady Pi-Pi
Ascend a staircase in the Old Town to this delightful eatery on a rooftop terrace. I opted for a languid lunch of fresh mussels and langoustines in a marinara sauce so exceptional it deserves to be bottled. Ignore the restaurant's peculiar name. Antuninska 23 Peline bb.

Gil's Little Bistro
Wedged into a side street, this bistro is small in stature but big on ambition, with a cult following among locals and visitors. French chef Gilles Camilleri creates some of the most adventurous food in the Old Town, including lamb and truffle sausages, and shrimp ravioli. Petilovrijenci 4.  

Proto
One of the oldest restaurants in town, founded in 1886, is also one of the most polished. Some dishes, such as clear fish soup, are inspired by recipes handed down by generations of Dubrovnik fishermen, but here they are rendered breathtakingly modern. Choose a table on the cobblestoned street or the terrace upstairs. Široka 1.


WINE NOTES
The refreshing acidity and vibrant citrus notes of pošip, the white wine grown along the Croatian Dalmatian coast, make it the perfect accompaniment to grilled seafood. One of my favourites is Sur Lie by Krajancic.

LOOK BACK
War Photo Limited is a fascinating gallery established by New Zealand photojournalist Wade Goddard that documents the fate of the UNESCO World Heritage city during the Yugoslav wars of the early 1990s. Antuninska 6. 

Getting there
British Airways flies daily from Sydney to London Heathrow, via Singapore, with connecting flights four times a week between London Gatwick and Dubrovnik. 

WINE NOTES
The refreshing acidity and vibrant citrus notes of pošip, the white wine grown along the Croatian Dalmatian coast, make it the perfect accompaniment to grilled seafood. One of my favourites is Sur Lie by Krajancic.

LOOK BACK
War Photo Limited is a fascinating gallery established by New Zealand photojournalist Wade Goddard that documents the fate of the UNESCO World Heritage city during the Yugoslav wars of the early 1990s. Antuninska 6. 

Getting there
British Airways flies daily from Sydney to London Heathrow, via Singapore, with connecting flights four times a week between London Gatwick and Dubrovnik. 

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