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Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Paris meets the Beats in New York

A Kerouac hideaway is among the city's hippest new lodgings.

As surely as the seasons change, New York keeps turning up new crops of hotels. This northern autumn sees the entrance of two new hotels and a revamped grande dame.

Hip hotelier Sean MacPherson (The Bowery and The Maritime hotels) has unveiled The Marlton (pictured above) in Greenwich Village, a hot 'hood previously lacking a hotel scene. The 107-room landmark is housed in a storied turn-of-last-century building, home over the years to boldface names from writer Jack Kerouac to actor Mickey Rourke. It feels more Parisian pied-à-terre than New York pad: discreet, urbane, luxurious. The small but stylish rooms feature fin de siècle details such as herringbone floors, brass fixtures and marble bathrooms, while the lobby - sure to become a hub for the literary-minded downtown set - has rich wood panelling and a marble-surround fireplace.

Further north, the Hyatt Union Square turns the chain-hotel stereotype on its head. Tablet-toting hipsters have commandeered the lobby's white sofas and pop-bright ottomans as their urban office. The artful design by Paul Vega features arresting installations such as the sculpture in The Fourth restaurant made from wooden bed frames suspended from the ceiling. Rooms are sleek and light-filled, while the newly opened subterranean tapas-inspired restaurant Botequim is already generating buzz.

In Midtown, meanwhile, the latest iteration of the venerable The New York Palace on Madison Avenue - fresh from a $150-million renovation that includes six new dining and bar venues - marries Old World grandeur with on-trend draws such as craft cocktails at the Trouble's Trust bar and private jewellery showings with bespoke jeweller Martin Katz, a perk of the speciality Jewel Suite for those with $25,000 a night to burn.

The Marlton, rooms from $286, 5 West 8th St. Hyatt Union Square, rooms from $439, 134 Fourth Ave. The New York Palace, rooms from $578, 455 Madison Ave.


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