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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."

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.

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Mascarpone

New story in first Edition

The latest in Ian Schrager's boutique line matches London heritage with hipness.

The man credited with inventing the boutique hotel has reinvented it, this time in London's Fitzrovia district. The much-anticipated London Edition is the third property in a hotel line created by former Studio 54 impresario Ian Schrager and Marriott Hotels, following the short-lived Edition in Honolulu, another in Istanbul in 2011, and paving the way for new Editions in New York and Miami next year.

On the site of the former Berners Hotel, Schrager has created a lobby to loiter in, adding a chrome egg chandelier, a vintage billiard table and Christian Liaigre furniture. The heritage-listed Georgian ceilings (restored from beneath a century of smoke stains) somehow make the space feel more contemporary. Upstairs the wood-panelled rooms are said to be inspired by the cabins on a luxury yacht. With designer armchairs and faux-fur throws, it's a cross between a storied London club and a Nordic bachelor pad.

The ornate Berners Tavern, the third West End opening this year by restaurateur Jason Atherton, has an acreage of tables and 120 seats, yet weekend diners are already facing a month-long waiting list. Drinkers congregate in the Edition's Lobby Bar and Punch Room, where bowl-based drinks make a long overdue return to London. Ordering a gin-infused punch with jasmine tea and oak moss feels like winning a trophy. Head downstairs for house-made bottled alcopops and cocktail slushies in paper cups at the Basement nightclub. London Edition, 10 Berners St, London, rooms from $497 per night.

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