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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

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

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Persian love cake

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.

New South Yarra restaurants

The Melbourne suburb lost some of its lustre in recent years, but is now bouncing back.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Long Chim, Melbourne review

David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.

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."

Bathing beauty

The Sheraton Noosa's recent makeover is more than skin deep.

After looming large and flamingo-hued on Hastings Street for more than two decades, Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa has shed the dated pink exterior and emerged in classic swan-white, looking thoroughly beach-worthy.

A year-long, $10 million renovation has brought the property into line with its sparkling surroundings. But the changes are more than skin-deep.

All 176 resort rooms, suites and villas have been updated. The clean-lined interiors, by Woods Bagot, feel light and airy, with timber accents, and relaxed ocean-friendly tones of cream and wet sand brightened by splashes of vivid orange.

Chef Peter Kuruvita is now in the house. In fact, he likes the new digs so much he's swapping Sydney for the Sunshine Coast and moving his family to Noosa in January.

As well as overseeing the resort's breezily beautiful Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita restaurant (replacing Cato's Restaurant & Bar), the chef has been giving diners a sneak peek at the inspiration for his next TV series, Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, with a casual, all-day menu in the streetside bar that sees crab tacos and tostadas sit alongside the likes of spiced Sri Lankan fish cakes.

At the restaurant, there's a fitting seafood focus, featuring Kuruvita signatures such as flash-fried mud crab with curry leaf and black pepper, and his Sri Lankan snapper curry with tamarind chutney and punchy spiced raita.

Need a lie-down? Sheraton's Aqua Day Spa will be renovated early next year, but choose from a menu of 30 treatments and you'll hardly notice the décor. Rooms from $279. 14-16 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, (07) 5449 4888.


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