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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.

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.

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."

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

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.

Baest, Copenhagen

Copenhagen's Bæst offers diners a truly hands-on experience.

Such is the rock-star reputation of Copenhagen chef Christian Puglisi that this year's hottest opening in the capital of new Nordic cooking is a pizzeria. Puglisi called his new restaurant Bæst, which means beast in Danish, because he wanted "everything to be a little bit animal", with grilled meats and pizza to eat with your hands. Fire from a Neopolitan pizza oven and a grill is the binding element, he says.

After focusing on vegetables at his Michelin-starred Relæ and its casual sibling Manfreds, Sicilian-born Puglisi is relishing the contrast and the chance to explore his roots. But this is no derivative Italian. One of the first Noma alumni to set forth, Puglisi determinedly does his own thing. He's spent nearly two years perfecting a mozzarella produced from local biodynamic, hay-fed Jersey milk. The pizza dough is a blend of Danish and Piedmontese flour, and the salami, 'nduja and other charcuterie are made in-house from Denmark's best organic pork. "We make not what is authentic but what is the best," Puglisi says of his philosophy. "Bæst's not an Italian restaurant but it's something that is respectful towards the traditions and the gastronomy."

The 70-seat restaurant, whose American head chef Kristopher Schram came from Manfreds, has an adjacent bakery, Mirabelle, selling Roman-style pizza slices and what Puglisi hopes are the city's best croissants. In conceiving Bæst, Puglisi and Schram wanted to create the place they dreamed of going on their nights off - though it's unlikely they'll have many of them in the near future.

Baest, Guldbergsgade 29, Nørrebro 2200, +45 35 35 04 63


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