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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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Best travel trends 2009

It seems every aspect of our lives is over-shadowed by economic gloom, and the travel industry is no exception. But it does have some clever ideas to beat – or at least ease – the so-called credit crunch.

CRUISING
Fixed-price fun, minimum fuss, maximum ease: it's no wonder more Australians than ever are running away to sea. Australian cruise passenger numbers grew by 14 per cent in 2007 and similar double-digit growth is expected when the International Cruise Council Australasia releases its 2008 figures. A boom in cruise ships visiting our shores is helping to drive the popularity, as is the variety of vessels and experiences they offer, but, from a cruiser's perspective, the biggest attraction is often the all-inclusive pricing. The fact you pay once and don't have to fork out further for food, entertainment, tips and some excursions makes life onboard a smart choice in the current climate.

STAYCATIONS

Holidaying at home may lack the glamour of a week in Paris but it does have advantages - not least the chance to discover and enjoy your own backyard. The "staycation" trend that was ignited by rising fuel prices and fuelled by the global downturn is a great example of making the most of what you've got. Save money on accommodation and flights by launching excursions from home and discovering what lies just beyond your doorstep. The logistics are a cinch compared with navigating a foreign city, and preparation can be as easy or as detailed as you wish. All you really need is an open mind and a sense of discovery.

PREMIUM ECONOMY
The big growth area in air travel is premium economy, the newish cabin class priced midway between business and economy that offers flyers extra comfort and perks. High-end leisure travellers are being lured to these seats by the prospect of increased legroom and reclining space and, often, priority check-in and generous baggage allowances. Virgin Atlantic pioneered premium economy about 17 years ago and it's now the airline's most profitable class, hence the headlong rush by its competitors to reconfigure cabins and upgrade comforts. Keep an eye on last-minute deals for occasional deep discounting of premium economy seats.

VOLUNTOURISM
More and more travellers are feeling the urge to do, to help, to give something back - hence the popularity of what's been dubbed "voluntourism" where holidaymakers pay for the chance to help out the needy. It's about injecting a bit of realism into our travel experiences, developing a deeper understanding of the cultures we visit and, yes, sometimes it also helps to assuage the guilt of First World travellers rubbernecking in Third World countries. Voluntourism benefits both parties, providing skills and services for struggling societies while giving visitors a sense of purpose in, and connection with, a foreign culture.

BARGAIN HUNTING
Distress sales by airlines, resorts and even countries throw up regular bargains, and the internet is indispensable for tracking them down. New multi-site searchers like kayak.com trawl hundreds of websites to deliver the best prices, saving you hours of research and sometimes hundreds of dollars. You can  also sign up to your favourite sites' newsletters to keep abreast of their latest promotions. If you're flexible about where you visit and when, and have time to spend hunting discounts, you don't have to give up your holidays just yet.

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