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Pea and ham soup

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.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

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.

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.

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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.

Ham hock soup

Beef cheek recipes

The name 'beef cheek' really does refer to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a tough, lean cut of meat often braised or cooked slowly to produce a tender and delicious result. Here are some of our favourite ways to serve them up.

What to eat, drink and do in Helsinki

Lilla Roberts hotel

Lilla Roberts hotel

Splendid and diverse architecture, vibrant nightlife and a uniformly chic and friendly populace make Helsinki a must.

Finland's capital is bursting with beautiful achitecture, illuminating art, and a rich history seen in both their museums and streets. Here's our guide to getting the most out of Helsinki.


Finnair flies to Helsinki, codesharing with Oneworld partners from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney via Asian hubs.


Lilla Roberts

Among the newest of the city's design hotels, Lilla Roberts has contemporary Scandinavian good looks mixing monochrome accents with Finnish Jugend touches, which reference the century-old building's original look. The bedrooms are sleek and well appointed, with high ceilings and windows that admit plenty of Nordic light. The bar attracts lots of locals; nurse a vodka and apple cocktail spiced with garam masala in dapper company.
Pieni Roobertinkatu 1-3; 

Hotel Kämp

The grande dame of Helsinki hotels, the Kämp is perfectly central, right on the park and mere moments from the flagship stores for Marimekko, Iittala and other essential local and international brands. It ticks all the big-hotel boxes - great bar, OTT breakfast, luxe spa - and Brasserie Kämp does a world-beating croque-monsieur to boot.
Pohjoisesplanadi 29;

Klaus K

The friskier, more approachable younger sibling to the storied Kämp, the Klaus K is still very central, but leans more brightly modern in its design and outlook. Service is not quite so baroque, but neither are the tariffs.
Bulevardi 2;


Market Square

This daily market, held right by the water in the middle of town, is flocked by tourists and locals alike, the former for furs and knives, the latter for fresh fish, berries and the curious likes of (somewhat toxic) false morel mushrooms. Snacks abound for all, smoked fish and pastries not the least among them, regardless of sunshine or snow.

Ateneum Art Museum

Washing on the Ice. The Cholera Basin. The Garden of Death. Conveying the Child's Coffin. A random sampling of the titles of the home-grown works at Finland's largest art museum reveals the chilly core of hardship in the country's history, but the quality of the craft makes it uplifting just the same.
Kaivokatu 2,



Rug-washing piers - piers where, yes, you used to take your rugs and mats to wash them in the sea - are a pleasing quirk of the Helsinki shoreline. Better still, some of them, like this pretty spot on Kaivopuisto park, are licensed to sell drinks.
Ehrenströmintie 3A    

Liberty or Death

Helsinki has its fair share of craft cocktail bars, and they're good, though often the drinks come with a side order of average music and bartender attitude. Not so at this gem, where the stock, service and scene all come together for the good. Try the Tea Clipper, a tribute to the Great Tea Race of 1866 rendered in bold strokes of whisky, dry vermouth, ginger and lemon.
Erottajankatu 5


A true Finnish sauna is an essential experience, as any Finn will attest. Most locals get their fix at home or at private saunas; if your concierge can't work any magic, try Kotiharjun, a public sauna ( in the Kallio district.


Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is revered as the father of modern Finland. Immerse yourself in his world at his former home, now a museum (, or with his menu at The Savoy (, still resplendent in its original 1930s Aalto design.


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