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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.

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.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

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."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

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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