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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Surry Hills to Soho

A Sydney-born wine bar is introducing artisanal Italian drops to Hong Kong.

Opposite Tong's Machinery Shop, dwarfed by residential high-rises and just down the hill from a century-old shrine to a Taoist deity is the edgy spot Andrew Cibej picked for his new 121BC, a streetside wine bar in Hong Kong's burgeoning Soho entertainment district.

121BC is Italian in both kitchen and cellar, and a logical step for the proprietor of Sydney restaurants Vini and Berta, and the Surry Hills wine bar of the same name.

"We travel to Italy to meet wine producers, and Hong Kong is on the way," Cibej says. "I looked around and there seemed to be an absence of the sort of venue we have back home and little in the way of Italian wines."

Sommelier Giorgio De Maria has compiled an impressive wine list, and triumphantly declares, "Ninety-nine per cent of the wines are self-imported - you don't find them anywhere else in Hong Kong, and all of them are sustainably produced by small artisans."

With seating for 50 or so in a small space with a minimalist fit-out, 121BC presents a succinct menu, including traditional favourites such as buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, and roasted eggplant with ricotta. 121BC, 42-44 Peel St, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2395 0200.


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