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Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

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.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

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.

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.

Secret beaches of Queensland

Want to experience paradise without the crowds of Queensland's most popular beaches? GT discovers five beaches where you’ll almost always have the sun, sand and surf all to yourself.

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast
Queensland's Gold Coast is home to some of the most popular beaches in the country, so if you've come looking for an empty beach, you've come to the wrong place. While it's not exactly deserted, Tallebudgera Creek - just off the Gold Coast Highway between Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach - is your best bet to escape the crowds. There's no surf and lots of shade so it's also a good pick for a family. If you're after waves, the surf beach is just across the road. It's about as secret a patch of sun-kissed sand as you'll find on the Gold Coast's glitter strip.

Alexandria Bay, Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Noosa's beaches are undeniably lovely, but deserted they are not. Take a walk through Noosa National Park at the end of the Hastings Street café strip, though, and you'll stumble upon the Sunshine Coast's secret swimming spot, Alexandria Bay, on the eastern side of the headland. It's so secluded that it's clothing optional, so don't go if you're likely to be offended by the occasional nudie. Luckily, no-one seems to mind when you keep your cossies on as long as you don't mind when they don't.

Agnes Water, Capricorn Coast
If your idea of the perfect beach includes rolling surf, you don't want to miss Agnes Water, Queensland's most northern surf beach, around 485km north of Brisbane and roughly halfway between Bundaberg and Gladstone. The town of Agnes Water is a twin of 1770 - James Cook came ashore here in May 1770, inspiring the town's unusual name - and it's one of Queensland's best-kept secrets. If you like laid-back places where there's little more to do than throw out a fishing line, take long beach walks, watch the sun set or simply settle in under a shady tree to read a good book, then this is the place for you. 

Dingo Beach, Whitsundays
No visit to the Whitsundays is complete without a trip to Whitehaven Beach, which claims to have some of the finest, whitest sand in the world. The trouble is, you can only get there by boat, and everyone goes there. For a much quieter day at the beach, try Dingo Beach on Edgecumbe Bay at Cape Gloucester. It's about a 50km drive north from Airlie Beach, and the only way to get there is with your own set of wheels, so you won't be overrun with backpackers and fly-in-fly-out tourists.

Ellis Beach, Tropical Far North
Less than 50 people live at Ellis Beach, a five-kilometre stretch of usually deserted beach 20 km north of Cairns, so you're never going to have to battle it out for space. Shaded by coconut trees, it's picture-perfect, and there is a stinger net from November to May. Getting there is half the fun: the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas is one of the country's best coastal drives, hugging the coastline with magnificent views where the rainforest spills down the mountain side to meet the sea.  


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