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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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

World's best cooking schools

Hang out in a kitchen, tour a food market or meet the world’s big names in cooking.

CHINA
Chinese Cooking Workshop
Popular among Shanghai-based expats and visitors. Covers wok, dim sum, market tours and restaurant visits. From about $30.

ENGLAND
Raymond Blanc Cookery School
Spend quality time with your offspring at the newly devised adult and child classes at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons. From about $1050 for two.

FRANCE
Ritz Escoffier School
Learn all about truffles or food and wine matching. From about $165.

IRELAND
Ballymaloe Cookery School
An organic kitchen garden in East Cork. Twelve-week courses, or try butter making, smoking or pig curing in a day. From about $172 for a half day.

ITALY
Villa San Michele
Total Tuscan immersion. Hands-on classes, food excursions and meals. From about $278 to $4600.

MEXICO
Seasons of My Heart
Celebrity chef Susana Trilling will open your palates to Mexico's regional cuisines. From about $82 per day.

SPAIN
Seville Cooking Class
Australian-born chef Ruth Roberts will take you on a market tour before a cooking class with lunch on her roof terrace. From about $340.

THAILAND
The Oriental Thai Cooking School
Half-day classes with lunch at Bangkok's most iconic hotel. From around $173.

USA
The Culinary Institute of America runs 'Enthusiasts' courses for one to five days, from about $350.

THE WORLD
Visit www.tastingplaces.com to find tours and cooking classes around the world.

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