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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.

Event: Bacon Week

A celebration of one of our favourite breakfast foods.

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.

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.

Curry recipes

When you're in need of rejuvenation, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of curry, whether it's gently spiced potato and egg, a punchy Jamaican goat number or an elaborate Burmese fish curry. Here are our favourite recipes.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

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.

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?

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 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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