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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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

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.

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."

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.

Your new best Pali

Santa Monica makes sense to Australians. It's close to LAX, the beaches are not dissimilar to ours and it's one of the few places in Los Angeles where people walk rather than drive. Now the beachside locale's already impressive hotel choices are bolstered by the arrival of hotelier Avi Brosh's hip Palihouse group. The new Palihouse Santa Monica is now open and, like preceding Palihouses (there's one in West Hollywood and on Melrose Avenue), it embraces its roots, in this case the Spanish Colonial Revival-style former apartment block it calls home. The generous proportions of the 1927 building, officially classified a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica, means that most of the 36 guest rooms are blessed with kitchens and walk-in robes. There's a sense of whimsy notable in the design, achieved with bespoke wallpapers and custom-designed furniture. If the lighthearted yet professional service makes you want to stay a little longer, rooms can be booked for three-month stays. Opening rates from $350 for a classic guest suite. Palihouse Santa Monica, 1001 Third St, Santa Monica, California.


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