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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.

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.

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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Baillies on ice

James and Hayley Baillie

James and Hayley Baillie

Luxury lodge operators James and Hayley Baillie have all but shelved plans to open a 10-suite hotel in Sydney, blaming Australia's inflated building costs and red tape for their reluctant decision. After three years of hard work and "a not insignificant investment", James Baillie says tender costs came in 50 per cent over budget, forcing them to relinquish their dream of opening Baillie Sydney. Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer were charged with transforming a 19th-century row in The Rocks into the élite, all-suite property. The Baillies still have ample challenges to occupy them. Besides running Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island and Southern Ocean Lodge at Kangaroo Island, they're busy lifting the bar at Longitude 131, the Uluru desert camp they took over in November. James says the couple are still working actively with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on other options and are "passionate" about developing a Sydney hotel. 

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