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Australia's best rieslings

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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."

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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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

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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.

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Whisky Business weekend at Saffire

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Celebrate Tasmania's new-found whisky brilliance in style at Saffire.

Is it possible that Tasmania is, in fact, a lost Scottish territory? Islay, the Hebridean island known for some of Scotland's most famous single malts, is home to nine active distilleries; Tasmania, which has been producing whisky since just 1989, now has the same number, with more on the way. What's it all about? The weather? The doughtiness of the inhabitants?

The quality of the water and grain certainly play a part, but the rest was vigorously debated over the two-night Whisky Business, Saffire Freycinet's first weekend dedicated to the dram. Bill Lark, Casey Overeem and Patrick Maguire, from the Lark, Overeem and Sullivans Cove distilleries led the charge, talking single-malt enthusiasts through the recent history of the state's distilling, guiding tastings and pouring more than a few drams.

Saffire is known for going above and beyond, so Whisky Business had a piper and a smoky demonstation of the cooper's art by Adam Bone from the Tasmanian Cask Company. The resort's reputation for seriously good food was in the spotlight too, whether it was in Hugh Whitehouse and Simon Pockran's canapés (brilliant quail pastillas, cocktail haggises on rounds of swede), or their dazzling dinner, with pairings in the order of Sherry-matured Overeem teamed to great effect with salsify cooked over peat, roasted rye, black pudding and saltbush. There's simply no better introduction to Australian whisky.

Saffire's next Whisky Business weekend is 28-30 August 2015; from $1,950 per room per night, including meals.

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