The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic 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.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Spring restaurant, London

Skye Gyngell is back in her first outing as chef-patron.

Spring is an apt name for Australian-born chef Skye Gyngell's new restaurant in central London, given it's a new beginning for her. Gyngell has been absent from the London restaurant scene since she left Petersham Nurseries Café near Richmond, just beyond the western fringe of London, in 2012. There, what started out as a daytime café for wealthy hobby gardeners in 2004 soon started to attract the attention of critics and eventually the Michelin Guide inspectors, who awarded Petersham Nurseries Cafe a star in 2011. Yet Gyngell quit a year later, saying: "It's been a curse. Since we got the star we've been rammed every single day, which is really hard for such a tiny restaurant."

It was time for Gyngell to trade up. "To own my own restaurant has always been a dream, but Spring took 18 months to come together." The new premises were a challenge - the disused Victorian wing of Somerset House, a grand historic building facing the Thames that has served as British Admiralty headquarters, then as a tax office since the 1850s, needed a lot of work at considerable (unspecified) cost. "I fell in love with the site at Somerset House because of its beautiful natural light," Gyngell says. "What was then a dreary space had this stunning shard of light streaming through one of the arches, and I knew we could transform it into something truly beautiful."

If you've delved into one of the three cookbooks Gyngell has published, you'll know her cooking style: strongly inspired by Italy rather than bound by it, and simple. And so it is at Spring, where her Petersham-style dishes have been translated into a much grander and slicker setting with a fancier wine service. Puntarelle is served with olive, mint and goat's curd; agresto, a nutty salsa made with verjuice, adds vibrancy to a simple vegetable roast. Although Spring is Gyngell's project of the moment, later in 2015 her attention will shift to Heckfield Place, a country-house hotel west of London in Hampshire, owned by Spring's investor, Morningside. 

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Expert air travel tips with Michael Issenberg
02.12.2016
Flashcamp pops up in Byron Bay for the summer
30.11.2016
Fine art and food meet in New York's galleries
30.11.2016
The team behind London’s Clove Club opens Luca
29.11.2016
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is officially a palace
16.11.2016
La dolce vita in Bali
07.11.2016
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

A guide to East London Food

East London is attracting a new wave of talented young chefs...

When in London

One city, a thousand ways to enjoy it. We asked London insid...

Bedding down for Britain

The GT team checks in to check out London’s finest stays, fr...

Out on the town

London’s dining scene has reached Olympic proportions. Wheth...

Hometown glory

Model and writer Laura Bailey has an ongoing love affair wit...

London's best new hotels

The latest crop of hotels in the UK capital takes London lod...

Christine Centenera's London shopping guide

Where does a fashion editor lay down her credit card when sh...

SideStory tours of London

A new company offers tours of London with unique and intimat...

London gin revival

Once run out of the capital, gin is coming home.

SideStory tours of London

A new company offers tours of London with unique and intimat...

London gin revival

Once run out of the capital, gin is coming home.

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×