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The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Our chocolate issue is out now
27.03.2017

Our April issue is out now. In his editor's letter, Pat Nourse walks you through what to expect.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson
27.03.2017

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's nel. restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Water carafes
24.03.2017

More than mere vessels, these pieces bring a cool breeze of style from the fridge to the table.

The benefits of live yoghurt
23.03.2017

Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Canada's national parks: a guide

Torngat Mountain National Park

Torngat Mountain National Park

Want to know where the wild things are? Dive into Canada’s awe-inspiring landscapes.

Canada, the planet's second-biggest country, is home to dazzling national parks that showcase everything from tangled, moss-draped rainforests to epic sweeps of Arctic tundra.

Of course, you could explore them on a tour but there's nothing like grabbing a set of wheels and heading off into the wild yonder to wander. 
 

The Rockies
When it comes to showstopper national parks, Alberta wins hands-down. The province houses Canada's two most visited national parks: Banff and Jasper. Millions of visitors roam the adjoining parks each year, drawn to the postcard-perfect scenery that seems almost too good to be true. Some simply soak up the sheer grandeur of the mountains; others come to relax in scenic hot springs or to admire the glacier-fed rivers and picturesque lakes (in summer, Lake Louise is the exact same shade of blue as a Tiffany's box). Add to this the thrill of knowing that, at any moment, a grizzly bear, cougar or wolf just might cross your path.

Stay
The imposing Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is all Scottish baronial splendour, right down to the tartan carpets.
405 Spray Ave, Banff; fairmont.com.

The low-rise Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge features cedar chalets and luxe cabins wrapping around the shore of Lac Beauvert.
Old Lodge Rd, Jasper; fairmont.com.

Eat
Hike up to Lake Agnes Tea House, 3.5km from Lake Louise. The high-altitude tea house brews 100 types of loose-leaf tea and serves sandwiches on homemade oatmeal brown bread. lakeagnesteahouse.com.

 

Yukon Territory
Serious road-trippers point their wheels in the direction of the Yukon where everything's larger than life. Here, the landscape is so rugged and the climate so extreme that few roads criss-cross the landscape. Rent a recreational vehicle from Whitehorse and stock the pantry before hitting the Klondike Highway. Detour up the Dempster Highway to reach Tombstone Territorial Park with its jagged granite peaks. Next stop is the frontier town of Dawson City, where permafrost has tilted several timber buildings. Continue along the Top of the World Highway into Alaska (make a pit stop at Chicken, population seven) before reaching the Alaska Highway, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017. The highway leads to Kluane National Park, home to spectacular hiking trails and Mt Logan, Canada's highest peak.

Stay
Scattered throughout the Yukon are government campgrounds with basic facilities for road-trippers.
env.gov.yk.ca.

 

The Maritimes
One of Canada's most famous drives is the Cabot Trail, part of which winds through Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia in Canada's east. The coastline-hugging drive loops around Cape Breton Island, with brave motorists travelling counter-clockwise, ignoring steep drops next to the road. The park is home to impressive scenery (river canyons have gouged the plateau) and wildlife such as moose and bald eagles. Scan the Atlantic and the Gulf of St Lawrence for pilot and minke whales.

Stay
Sleep next to the Atlantic at Lantern Hill & Hollow, which offers guest rooms and self-contained cottages, as well as bonfires on the beach.
36845 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Beach; lanternhillandhollow.ca.


Eat
Enjoy a no-nonsense feast of locally fished lobster, Cape Breton snow crab or fire-planked Atlantic salmon at Baddeck Lobster Suppers.
17 Ross St, Baddeck; baddecklobstersuppers.ca.


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