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Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Cornersmith Annandale opens

Marrickville favourite Cornersmith opens a combined cafe-corner store with an alfresco sensibility.

First look: Cirrus, Sydney

Ahead of opening Cirrus at Barangaroo, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt talk us through their design inspirations and some of their favourite dishes.

Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake

"I'd love to make Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake for our next birthday party. Would you ask for the recipe?" Emily Glass, Glynde, SA REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au 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.

Best feta recipes

Feta's tang livens up all sorts of dishes, from beef shin rigatoni or blistered kale ribs to Greek-style roast lamb neck.

Melbourne's best late-night bars

As the shutters come down in other Australian capitals, Melbourne's vibrant nightlife is just hitting it's stride. Michael Harden burns the midnight oil at the city's best late-night bars and diners.

Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie, Melbourne

Here’s Pickett’s inside running on the menu at Melbourne's new European-style eatery and wine bar Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie.

Istanbul travel guide

Mama Shelter Istanbul

Mama Shelter Istanbul

Europe’s gateway embraces contemporary cool and Turkish tradition. Katie Parla crisscrosses the city for a taste of East and West, old and new.

STAY
Mama Shelter Istanbul
Atop a department store in the lively Beyolu district, this Philippe Starck-designed budget boutique hotel offers comfort and value - not to mention minaret-studded views - in Istanbul's dining and nightlife centre. Most of the whitewashed rooms are diminutive, which encourages guests to use the hotel's public spaces, including the fourth-floor lounge, Franco-Turkish restaurant and rooftop bar. Huseyin Aa Mahallesi, Istiklal Caddesi 50-54, Beyolu 

Sumahan on the Water
Turkish-American architects have transformed a defunct late-Ottoman alcohol factory into a peaceful luxury hotel on the edge of the Bosphorus on the city's Anatolian side. Surrounded by orchards and flanked by an Ottoman palace, the Sumahan offers a glimpse of the city's past. Kulelí Caddesi 43, Çengelköy

SHOP
Pêche de Malle
On the road leading from the historic Galatasaray High School to the Bosphorus, this narrow shop sells high-quality cotton petamallar (hammam towels), linen robes and brightly coloured woven scarves. Yeni Çar Caddesi 25

Ulas Baharat
For the freshest spices, steer clear of the overrated Grand Bazaar and hop on a ferry to Kadköy, the main port on the city's Anatolian side. A few blocks from the ferry landing, Ula Baharat sells smoked and dried peppers, fresh sumac, pomegranate molasses and tomato pastes that draw chefs and cooks from all over town. Güneli Bahçe Sokak 18, Kadköy, +90216 3379376

DRINK
Alex's Place
Istanbul isn't known for its craft cocktails, but California expat Alex Waldman is doing his bit to change that at his tiny, unnamed bar in Asmalmescit, the city's booziest 'hood. Waldman compensates for the scarcity of quality liquor in Turkey by pouring classics and his own creations such as the Plausible Deniability, a blend of Scotch, Drambuie, Campari and lime juice. Gönül Sokak 7B, Beyolu

Yeni Lokanta

EAT
Balat Sahil Restoran
There are hundreds of traditional meyhanes, taverns specialising in mezes and rak, but this one is a cut above. Order a bottle of smooth, triple-distilled Beylerbeyi rak with rounds of cold and hot mezes. Finish with candied fruits and kaymak, clotted buffalo cream. Mürselpaa Caddesi 245, Balat, +90 212 525 6185

Yeni Lokanta
Chef Civan Er, who has built a reputation for contemporary cooking, takes inspiration from Anatolian ingredients, techniques and traditions at Yeni Lokanta, opened last year. The mezes and manti are consistently satisfying. Kumbarac Yokuu 66

Müzedechanga
The late Sakp Sabanc's former estate in Emirgan is now a museum. Make the trip for the art and stay for a cocktail at the museum's outdoor bar and sample its mezes. The excellent breakfast served on weekend mornings uses produce sourced from small producers across Turkey. Sakp Sabanc Caddesi 22


Walk on
Take a cab to Ortaköy, once a small village and now part of Istanbul's vast coastline. Stroll north under Bosphorus Bridge and carry on through Kuruçeme, Arnavutköy, Bebek and Rumelihisar, all brimming with tea shops and restaurants.

Local flavour
Mix with Istanbulites at the city's weekly food markets. On Sunday, head to the Kastamonu market in the Kasmpaa district; on Monday try the Pazartesi Pazar ("Monday bazaar") in Göztepe for seasonal and pickled produce, cheeses, breads and mountain honey.

Getting there
Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Emirates-Qantas are among the carriers flying one-stop from Australia to Istanbul.

Walk on
Take a cab to Ortaköy, once a small village and now part of Istanbul's vast coastline. Stroll north under Bosphorus Bridge and carry on through Kuruçeme, Arnavutköy, Bebek and Rumelihisar, all brimming with tea shops and restaurants.

Local flavour
Mix with Istanbulites at the city's weekly food markets. On Sunday, head to the Kastamonu market in the Kasmpaa district; on Monday try the Pazartesi Pazar ("Monday bazaar") in Göztepe for seasonal and pickled produce, cheeses, breads and mountain honey.

Getting there
Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Emirates-Qantas are among the carriers flying one-stop from Australia to Istanbul.

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