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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.

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.

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."

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

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.

What to eat, drink and do in Seattle

Stateside bar

Stateside bar

Seattle is a sunny-in-spirit city filled with beautiful landmarks, kitsch hotels and excellent coffee.

With its indie spirit, Seattle is a hub of charming restaurants, innovative galleries and landmark markets.

GETTING THERE

Qantas flies direct daily from select Australian cities to LA and San Francisco, connecting on American Airlines to Seattle. Virgin Australia flies to LA, connecting on Delta to Seattle, and United Airlines flies daily from Sydney and Melbourne to Seattle via LA.


RESTAURANTS


Stateside

Chef-owner Eric Johnson serves exceptional Hanoi-inspired dishes - banh mi, goat curry, spicy pork ribs - in a charming room with palm frond-pattern wallpaper, industrial furniture and brass accents.
300 East Pike St, statesideseattle.com

Manolin
Seafood fans arrive early for seats at the U-shaped bar and order pisco-laced cocktails and popular dishes such as rockfish ceviche and grilled white prawns. Four owners with a wealth of experience run the kitchen and offer faultless service.
3621 Stone Way N, manolinseattle.com

Tallulah's
Restaurateur Linda Derschang has a string of excellent venues across the city, and this one might just be the most appealing. Tallulah's features mid-century design, Moroccan floor tiles, well-mixed cocktails and crowd-pleasing dishes, such as wild mushroom flatbread and roast lamb shoulder. Aim for a seat on the deck.
550 19th Ave E, aneighborhoodcafe.com

BEST SEATTLE HOTELS


Palladian Hotel

Guests may be greeted by Brad Pitt on the bed or The A-Team's Mr T, perhaps - the mock-heroic images printed on cushions are among the vintage and contemporary collectables in 97 rooms at this rakish hotel. Housed in a century-old building, the Palladian features amiable service and Pacific Northwest cuisine at Shaker & Spear by chef Carolynn Spence. The historic Belltown location, a block from the waterfront, is ideal for urban excursions.
2000 2nd Ave, palladianhotel.com

Hotel Max
Favoured by music fans, art lovers and creatives, this downtown hotel hums with activity day and night. The 163 rooms and public spaces are peppered with contemporary art and photography; its most popular rooms have turntables and vinyl from the city's independent label Sub Pop Records. Guests are treated to complimentary coffee and craft beer. Chef Jason Wilson oversees the wood-fired fare at Miller's Guild.
620 Stewart St, hotelmaxseattle.com


THINGS TO DO



Take a hike in Seward Park, a peninsula that juts into Lake Washington with trails, swimming spots and bald eagles (5900 Lake Washington Blvd S). Seattle is blessed with great galleries, among them Chihuly Garden and Glass with an Alice in Wonderland-like quality created by Dale Chihuly'sglass sculptures set in lush greenery (305 Harrison St, chihulygardenandglass.com). Make a beeline for the long-standing Pike Place Market (85 Pike St) for the city's finest food purveyors, artisanal wares, and restaurants with arresting vistas of Elliot Bay.


WHERE TO SHOP IN SEATTLE



In a city where raincoats are everyday wardrobe items, Totokaelo (1523 10th Ave, totokaelo.com) is a fashion anomaly. Founded by Jill Wenger in 2003, it stocks high-end brands for men and women, including Dries Van Noten, Maison Margiela and Rick Owens. Glasswing carries an appealing mix of clothing, homewares, beauty and plants (1525 Melrose Ave, glasswingshop.com). For design books, head to Peter Miller Books in Belltown (2326 2nd Ave, petermiller.com).


BEST BARS



Damn the Weather is the cocktail bar of the moment, rain or shine. Innovative cocktails such as Lazuli (shochu, orange curaçao, blueberry, lemon and pastis) are served with chicken-fat fries.
116 1st Ave S, damntheweather.com

Starbucks originated in Seattle and it's a city that takes its caffeine seriously. Popular indie cafés include Milstead & Co (900 N 34th St), Slate Coffee Bar (5413 6th Ave NW) and Elm Coffee Roasters, a well designed recent arrival (240 2nd Ave S).



DON'T MISS



In need of instant rejuvenation? Indulge in a sea-salt scrub or mud wrap or plunge into one of several mineral pools at Banya 5, a modern, bustling bathhouse beloved by locals.
217 9th Ave N, banya5.com

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