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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Ham hock soup

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

48 hours on the Mornington Peninsula

Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs

The fertile dirt and artisanal attitude of the Mornington Peninsula have created a cornucopia of exceptional food and wine, making it the ideal food lovers’ weekender, writes Mal Chenu.

The Mornington Peninsula is built from the ground up. Literally. The rich red volcanic soil and yellow- and -brown duplex soils of the region produce a bounty of coastal and cool climate wines and fresh produce, and the sandy aspects are perfect for creating the rolling slopes that characterise its many world-class golf courses.

Just 75 minutes from Melbourne, and featuring colourful bathing boxes, surf beaches, orchards, national parks, gardens, galleries and day spas, the Mornington Peninsula has been a summer holiday hot-spot for generations of Victorians. But its recent epicurean explosion has made it a delightful weekend getaway for gourmet travellers from around the country.

It's not often you get to rave about pub tucker, but at Terminus at the Flinders Hotel, French Moroccan chef Pierre Khodja - whose CV includes some of Europe's finest nosheries - offers North African/modern Australian fusion cuisine complemented by attentive service and an extensive wine list. New accommodation in a bush setting is on the doorstep at Quarters, right across the road.

The Red Hill area has some of the best dining on the peninsula. Red Hill Estate is the biggest winery in the region and lunch at Max's Restaurant offers a Thai spice dusted calamari and papaya salad as impressive as the view over the vines out to Westernport Bay and Phillip Island. Just down the road at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove you will discover Italian-themed cool climate reds, fine and casual dining options and arcane sculptures scattered around the estate. And don't miss their First (Wine) Sunday tasting and education program on the first Sunday of every month.

Boutique winery Foxey's Hangout, the spirited Bass and Flinders Distillery, local legend The Long Table and the architectural triumph that is Port Philip Estate are all trailblazing establishments in this avant-garde region.

Serious cheese aficionados will love Red Hill Cheese, which handcrafts regional cheeses to complement the local wines and offers tastings of their sheep, goat and cow's milk cheeses on weekends and public holidays. Red Hill Brewery is an independent microbrewery with its own hop garden. Specialising in classic European styles, they produce a range of year-round and seasonal brews. Opening times vary - see the website for details.

Take a break from the gastronomic glee at Peninsula Hot Springs in Fingal, adjacent to Moonah Links Golf Course. Thermal mineral waters bubble up and flow into various pools and private baths, including a Turkish hammam, a Japanese hot spring cave pool, and a hilltop pool with 360-degree views. Various accommodation, spa, golf and dining packages are available. More pampering in a bucolic setting, including a unique wet room and hydrotherapy geisha tub, awaits your deserving body at Red Hill Spa.


For romance

For secluded romantic digs, try one of the three luxurious beachside hideaways at Big Blue Backyard at St Andrews.

Wake to the trill of local birdlife, enjoy a private candlelight dinner and doze off to the sound of distant breaking waves.

For romance

For secluded romantic digs, try one of the three luxurious beachside hideaways at Big Blue Backyard at St Andrews.

Wake to the trill of local birdlife, enjoy a private candlelight dinner and doze off to the sound of distant breaking waves.

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