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Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Curry recipes

When you're in need of rejuvenation, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of curry, whether it's gently spiced potato and egg, a punchy Jamaican goat number or an elaborate Burmese fish curry. Here are our favourite recipes.

Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Automata opening in Singapore

One of Sydney’s hottest restaurants is about to branch out in Asia.

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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.

Lost in relaxation

Drained by Tokyo's frenetic pace? Recharge in hot springs.

When you can shop no more, restorative thermal springs and glorious scenery lie an easy hour's train ride from central Tokyo. For guests of Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, a stone's throw from Tokyo Station - a great starting point for quick escapes - new daytrips and overnight stays are on offer to three Hoshino Resort properties.

The high-design Hoshino hotels blend contemporary and traditional design and all have thermal baths, a cornerstone of Japanese culture. Kai Atami overlooks Sagami Bay, known for its spiny lobster and horse mackerel, the latter featuring in the local sashimi. Hoshinoya Karuizawa is in a traditional summerhouse town in highland Nagano prefecture (the emperor and empress met there while playing tennis in the 1950s). Kai Hakone, the third property, is close to Mount Fuji, on the banks of the Sugumo River.

Guests lounge in black padded kimonos, tabi (split-toe socks) and geta (wooden clogs), which somehow make shuffling seem sexy. Napping between baths is highly recommended. The food is a highlight, featuring locally sourced ingredients in dishes such as smoked duck with apple, eggplant soup and sashimi fresh from nearby Odawara. It's the perfect recharge before heading back to Tokyo and another round of shopping in Shibuya. Day visits to Kai Hakone, Kai Atami and Kai Karuizawa cost $225-$520, including day use of a suite, hot-spring bathing and lunch.

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