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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Philadelphia travel guide

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Move over Liberty Bell; there’s more to Philly than its history, starting with its thriving art scene, writes Lindsey Tramuta.

SLEEP
Hotel Monaco
Old meets new at this boutique Kimpton hotel in the historic Lafayette Building opposite the Liberty Bell. The original, early-1900s architecture complements the décor of its 268 rooms, each embellished with vibrant bold patterns, illustrated wallpaper and colourful throw pillows. Don't miss complimentary wine hour from 5pm-6pm in the lobby. 433 Chestnut St

Sonesta Philadelphia
The location of newly renovated Sonesta Philadelphia, close to Rittenhouse Square and the Avenue of the Arts, drives its artistic focus. The in-house art gallery exhibits local artists, while the Art Bar offers local fare and art-inspired cocktails. 1800 Market St

DRINK
Standard Tap
Get a taste of the city's best local microbrews at this neighbourhood favourite that also scores high marks for its pub fare (don't miss the fried oysters). 901 North 2nd St

Menagerie Coffee
This café, in an airy former art gallery, sources beans from Dogwood Coffee Co. (Minneapolis) and Ceremony Coffee Roasters (Annapolis), plus has rotating guest roasters. Equally worth the visit are pastries and breads fresh daily from local artisans. 18 South 3rd St

SHOP
Shane Confectionery
The legacy of the city's sugar trade lives on at this 152-old confectioner in Old City, recently refreshed by two brothers with a love for vintage Americana. Their heritage confections include buttercreams - a Philly specialty - peanut butter cups, caramels and candies from around the world. 110 Market St

DO
Schuylkill Banks
Take a stroll across the 600-metre-long Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, an extension of the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust Street to connect to the South Street Bridge. It's a go-to for cycling, running or a stroll, and catching the best sunset vistas.

Barnes Foundation
After 90 years in the suburbs, the Barnes Foundation has a new urban home on Benjamin Franklin Parkway - the cultural heart of Philadelphia. It also boasts the world's largest private collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. Don't miss The Order of Things (May-Aug), three large installations by Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff and Fred Wilson. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pwy

High Street on Market, Philadelphia

EAT
High Street on Market
Formerly the takeout outpost of sister restaurant Fork, this bakery-cum-restaurant is chef Eli Kulp's creative spin on farm-to-table dining, which hinges on an inventive bread program (locally grown rye milled to order, for example). 308 Market St

Talula's Daily
This farmers'-market-meets-family-style supper club comes from restaurateur Aimee Olexy, best known for her garden-to-table ethos and singular cheese plates at her suburban restaurant Talula's Table and her Washington Square marketplace, Talula's Garden. At Daily, expect freshly roasted coffee, local farmstead cheeses, feels-like-home seasonal cooking and a community vibe. 208 West Washington Sq

Capofitto
The husband-wife owners of Capogiro, the award-winning gelato institution, have expanded their talents to Neapolitan-style pizze. These bafflingly good pies are fired in a wood-burning oven built by Neapolitan craftsmen and should be followed by the house-made gelato. 233 Chestnut St

BYO by Design
Many of the city's top tables are BYO due to cost and accessibility of state liquor licences. Pick up your own bottle from Garces Trading Company, chef Jose Garces's gourmet market and wine boutique. 1111 Locust St


Don't miss
Explore 435 hectares of Longwood Gardens, one of Pierre S. du Pont's venerated estates - about a 50-minute drive from downtown Philadelphia. Don't miss the walk through the new Meadow Garden. 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Sq

Getting there
Qantas, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and Delta offer direct flights to the US from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and US Airways connects to Philadelphia.

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Don't miss
Explore 435 hectares of Longwood Gardens, one of Pierre S. du Pont's venerated estates - about a 50-minute drive from downtown Philadelphia. Don't miss the walk through the new Meadow Garden. 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Sq

Getting there
Qantas, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and Delta offer direct flights to the US from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and US Airways connects to Philadelphia.

More USA

Montauk, New York

Miami travel guide

Santa Monica, California

San Francisco

New York hotel guide

 

 

 

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