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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Lisbon travel guide

Memmo Alfama

Memmo Alfama

With landmarks and laneways rich in history, a sassy drinking and dining scene and unique shopping, Lisbon’s got the goods, writes Kendall Hill.

STAY
Chiado 16
Chiado 16's unassuming, 17th-century façade conceals a stunning small hotel designed by owner Heleen Uitenbroek. Beyond the floral mosaic-tiled foyer of outsized art and decorative ironwork are 11 modern, sun-drenched suites - some equipped with kitchens and laundry - with panoramic views across red Lisbon rooftops to the Tagus River and a big Atlantic sky. Visitors are treated like house guests and the location is ideal, on a quiet square in a fashionable district rich in retail and culture (the fine arts museum is opposite).
Largo da Academia Nacional das Belas Artes 16-17.

Memmo Alfama
"Make yourself at home," says a sign in the small, stylish lobby of Memmo Alfama. "Take your time, go to your room and we'll talk later." It's typical of the relaxed, sassy vibe of this 42-room Design Hotel in historic Alfama, the heart of Moorish Lisbon and the home of fado. The hotel offers free guided tours to orient guests with their neighbourhood, which is handy to the cathedral and castle. Cool rooms feature polished cement, timbers and Alentejo rugs, though not all have views. The show-stopper at Memmo is the four-level cascading terrace with small infinity pool and drop-dead views across city and river.
Travessa das Merceeiras 27.

DRINK
Lisboetas love a botellón, the Portuguese equivalent of a pub-crawl, and Lisbon brims with small, quirky bars. Drop by O Purista Barbiere, a barber shop that also serves beer (Rua Nova da Trindade 16c), or the loungey Decadente for a posh version of the popular Porto Tonic, dry white Port with tonic, fresh mint and muddled fruit.

At Gambrinus, an old-school classic on touristy Rua das Portas de Santa Antão, toast longevity with a glass of 160-year-old Madeira for about $18.

For something completely quirky, Pavilhão Chinês is part labyrinth, part wunderkammer, with a serious attitude to cocktails.

SHOP
Lisbon shopfronts have an irresistible antique glamour. Visitors covet coffee accessories at the perfectly preserved Casa Pereira on Rua Garrett, and bespoke gloves at Luvaria Ulisses. For the most satisfying Portuguese fix there's A Vida Portuguesa in Rua Anchieta, an antique grocery store reimagined as a hip dispensary of designer and retro Iberian collectibles. It stocks everything from distinctively packaged soaps and chocolates to sardine fillets and Viana do Castelo embroideries.

EAT
Mercado da Ribeira
The local Time Out magazine backed this makeover of the Ribeiro market, and it's paid off since doors opened last May. Many of Lisbon's best chefs and restaurants are represented among the hawker-style kiosks. Try cuttlefish-ink croquettes from the croqueteria, followed by Ria Formosa oysters, crisp albariño and seabass salad at a concession by top bistro Sea Me.
Avenida 24 de Julho 50, Cais do Sodré Mar do Inferno, Cascais.

Everyone says Cervejaria Ramiro serves the best seafood in Lisbon, but the cooking is better at Mar do Inferno in Cascais, the former royal seaside resort north of the capital. Nothing beats a terrace table above the Atlantic with seafood sold by the kilo. Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia, Cascais.


Mini Bar
José Avillez's Belcanto is regarded as the best in Lisbon, but his Mini Bar is fun. Set in the São Luiz Theatre, its cabaret vibe is the backdrop to fanciful food and top-drawer drinks.
Rua António Maria Cardoso 58.


GETTING THERE
Cathay Pacific flies from six Australian cities to Hong Kong, with swift connections to London; codeshare partner British Airways completes the trip to Lisbon. 


FAST TRACK
Visitors make the pilgrimage to Pastéis de Belém, inventors of the famed Portuguese egg tarts, to find a daunting queue for takeaways. Go straight inside, grab a table and order. No waiting necessary. Rua de Belém 84-92.

DON'T MISS
A coffee at one of the Art Nouveau kiosques of the city's squares and parks. Lisboetas are mad for caffeine and have a unique vocabulary for it: a galão is like a weak latte; a bica is an espresso; a bica com cheiro is a digestive coffee spiked with hard liquor.

GETTING THERE
Cathay Pacific flies from six Australian cities to Hong Kong, with swift connections to London; codeshare partner British Airways completes the trip to Lisbon. 


FAST TRACK
Visitors make the pilgrimage to Pastéis de Belém, inventors of the famed Portuguese egg tarts, to find a daunting queue for takeaways. Go straight inside, grab a table and order. No waiting necessary. Rua de Belém 84-92.

DON'T MISS
A coffee at one of the Art Nouveau kiosques of the city's squares and parks. Lisboetas are mad for caffeine and have a unique vocabulary for it: a galão is like a weak latte; a bica is an espresso; a bica com cheiro is a digestive coffee spiked with hard liquor.

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