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The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Our chocolate issue is out now
27.03.2017

Our April issue is out now. In his editor's letter, Pat Nourse walks you through what to expect.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson
27.03.2017

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's nel. restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Water carafes
24.03.2017

More than mere vessels, these pieces bring a cool breeze of style from the fridge to the table.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Qantas upgrades its economy-class dining

Qantas promises bigger portions and greater choice in their new economy-class dining program announced today and to be rolled out on November 25.

Passengers will now have the choice of three meal options (previously two) as well as a fourth special off-menu item, which will be made available online via the Qantas Select on Q Eat service, between seven days and 12 hours before your departure. "Today that offering is David Blackmore's braised wagyu beef with polenta mash and green beans," said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce at today's press conference. "Some fine-dining restaurants in Australia would like to have that product in their restaurants, and we now have it on board for our economy class."

Other dinner items include smoky barbecue beef with roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli and corn; yellow curry of barramundi with green beans and jasmine rice; and honey-roasted chicken with farro salad, seasonal vegetables and sunflower seeds. A new selection of popular self-serve grazing items, such as pulled beef sliders with capsicum and tomato relish, fresh fruit, Weis ice-cream bars and Carman's muesli bites will also be offered. Thanks to a redesign of the serving plates (which sees the removal of those fussy trays), Qantas crews will also be able to serve and clear meals up to 30 minutes faster. "People want more choice," says Joyce. "This is a very exciting development for the lucky five million economy passengers who fly with us internationally each year."

The updated dining experience will be rolled out first on international flights to London on November 25, and flights to the US and New Zealand from December. Hong Kong, Singapore, Honolulu, Johannesburg and other popular Qantas routes will follow from March 2015.

"We have a lot of first- and business-class suppliers who we have worked with in the past year to help us improve the quality of our product in economy," said Joyce. "We are now producing, what we believe, will be the best economy dining experience on the globe."

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