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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula

Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Pea and ham soup

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Top 10 luxury cruise companies

We’ve read the fine print, weighed up the inclusions, checked the shine on the cutlery and the comfort of the beds. Here, in no particular order, are the top 10 luxury cruise companies.

1 Silversea
Passengers 100-540
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 7-night Galapagos Islands (year round from September 2013)
Restaurants 2-5
Bars 2-4
Alcohol Included
Weakness Specialty-restaurant surcharges.
Must do Make the most of your butler - provided for all guests.

2 Seabourn
Passengers 200-450
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 23-night Antarctica, Patagonia and South Georgia Island (11 December 2013)
Restaurants 4
Bars 4-6
Alcohol Included
Weakness Older ships lack decent balconies.
Must do Caviar in the surf; massage on deck.

3 Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Passengers 490-700
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 7-night round trip from Vancouver to Alaska (22 May 2013)
Restaurants 5-6
Bars 4-5
Alcohol Included
Weakness Butler service is only for some suites.
Must do Enjoy free shore excursions in every port.

4 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Passengers 164-698
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 7-night Monte Carlo to Valletta, Malta (8 June 2013)
Restaurants 1-4
Bars 1-8
Alcohol Not included
Weakness Onboard language on some voyages is German.
Must do Michelin-starred chef Dieter Müller's restaurant.

5 Sea Dream Yacht Club
Passengers 112
Where Amazon, Adriatic, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Costa Rica, Australasia
Best itinerary 14-night Benoa, Bali, to Cairns (18 January 2014)
Restaurants 2
Bars 3
Alcohol Included
Weakness Staterooms don't have balconies.
Must do Enjoy the signature Champagne and caviar splash.

6 Crystal Cruises
Passengers 922-1070
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 9-night Istanbul to Rome via Çanakkale (25 July 2013)
Restaurants 10-11
Bars 9
Alcohol Included
Weakness High passenger numbers.
Must do A huge array of activities and classes.

7 Oceania Cruises
Passengers 684-1250.
Where Worldwide
Best itinerary 30-night Cape Town to Singapore via the Maldives (7 January 2014)
Restaurants 5-10
Bars 5
Alcohol Discount packages available
Weakness Surcharges for some dining.
Must do La Reserve, Polo Grill and Jacques restaurants; visit Canyon Ranch Spa Club.

8 Star Clippers
Passengers 170-227
Where Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean, Central America, Panama Canal, Transatlantic
Best itinerary 10-night Sweden, Russia and Finland (6 July 2013)
Restaurants 1
Bars 2
Alcohol Not included
Weakness Limited entertainment options.
Must do Climb the mast, raise the sails, take the wheel.

9 Sea Cloud Cruises
Passengers 64-94
Where Europe, Caribbean, Central America, Transatlantic
Best itinerary 7-night round trip from Bridgetown, Barbados (12 December 2013)
Restaurants 1
Bars 2
Alcohol Wine and beer with meals
Weakness No balconies and limited entertainment.
Must do Watch the crew - all sailing is done by hand.

10 Azamara Club Cruises
Passengers 694
Where Europe, Asia, West Indies, Caribbean, South America, Mediterranean
Best itinerary 13-night Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand (21 January 2014)
Restaurants 6
Bars 6
Alcohol Wine with meals; all included will roll out in March and May.
Weakness Premium rather than pure luxury.
Must do Experience the new complimentary evening events on land.

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