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Coffee culture: A history

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.

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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.

Event: Bacon Week

A celebration of one of our favourite breakfast foods.

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.

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.

Retreat on the Riviera

Plan sorties to the Côte d'Azur from a chic villa in a medieval village.

While the sparkle and bling of the Côte d'Azur is hard to resist, less than half an hour's drive from bustling Nice and glam Cannes is St Paul de Vence, a perfectly picturesque example of a French medieval village. Its sleepy charm has long attracted artists and a bohemian crowd (artist Marc Chagall, actor Yves Montand, poet Jacques Prévert, among others, have lived here). The village's narrow, cobbled streets and the presence of a modern-art museum, the Fondation Maeght, and landmark restaurant-hotel La Colombe d'Or draw daytrippers. It's worth lingering, however, and Villa Mandarinette is a luxe and logical choice.

The four-bedroom self-contained villa is a case study in understated design: scrubbed-back parquetry, textured linens and a palette of soothing charcoal, grey and ecru. The combination of high-design pieces and vintage patina is a welcome change from the ubiquitous French provincial style. French doors open to a generous terrace overlooking a swimming pool and the village beyond. The dining room of La Colombe d'Or is close by; otherwise the villa's sleek kitchen is well-equipped for feasting.

Thereafter, retire to a low-slung sofa for an afternoon nap or laze in the garden under the mandarin trees that give the villa its name.

Emirates flies daily from Dubai to Nice. Villa Mandarinette can be rented through Nice Pebbles, a high-end holiday-letting company with more than 100 properties in and around Nice. Villa Mandarinette costs from $995 per night, with a three-night minimum. 


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