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Top 35 recipes of 2016

2016 was all about slow-roasting, fresh pasta and comfort food. These are the recipes you clicked on most this year, counting back to number one.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

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What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

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Best travel destinations in 2017

We're thinking big for travelling in 2017 - and so should you. Will we see you sunrise at Java's 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, across the table at Reykjavik's newest restaurants or swimming side-by-side with humpback whales off Western Australia's coast?

Christmas vegetarian recipes

The versatility of vegetarian dishes means they can be served alongside meat and seafood, or enjoyed simply as they are. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favourite vegetarian recipes to appease both herbivores and carnivores alike.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Is this the world's most expensive Christmas cracker?

Attention martini-lovers: Christmas crackers just got a whole lot cooler. Landmark London hotel The Connaught is launching its very own Martini-inspired cracker, replete with a tiny diver spearing an olive with a toothpick - a tribute to the work of miniature artists Christopher Boffoli, Slinkachu and Isaac Cordal.

But can you drink it? "The cracker itself is a limited-edition artwork for the recipient to keep," says Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, general manager of The Connaught, "it doesn't contain any gin."

It does, however, come with a gift certificate which will score you and three friends tailor-made Martinis at the bar. We'll take that over a paper crown any day.

Crackers are £250 (around $A420) and can be purchased by contacting crackers@the-connaught.co.uk.

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