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Best feta recipes

Feta's tang livens up all sorts of dishes, from beef shin rigatoni or blistered kale ribs to Greek-style roast lamb neck.

Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie, Melbourne

Here’s Pickett’s inside running on the menu at Melbourne's new European-style eatery and wine bar Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie.

Apfel kuchen

"This is my mother's famous apple cake. The apples are macerated with sugar, cinnamon and lemon, and this lovely juice produces the icing," says Brigitte Hafner. The apples can be prepared the night before and kept in the fridge. This cake keeps well for four days and is at its best served the day after it's made."

Chicken stir-fried with holy basil and chilli

Nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart

What's not to love about a Snickers bar? All the elements are here, but if you don't feel like making your own nougat, you could always scatter some diced nougat in the base of the tart instead. The caramel is dark, verging on bitter, while a good whack of salt cuts through some of the sweetness - extra roasted salted peanuts on top can only be a good thing.

Melbourne's best late-night bars

As the shutters come down in other Australian capitals, Melbourne's vibrant nightlife is just hitting it's stride. Michael Harden burns the midnight oil at the city's best late-night bars and diners.

GT launches first Australian Hotel Guide

 Top: Anthea Loucas, Renaud Tinel and Catriona Rowntree. Bottom right: Nathan Sasi.

Top: Anthea Loucas, Renaud Tinel and Catriona Rowntree. Bottom right: Nathan Sasi.

It was all sparkle at Nomad restaurant in Sydney on Tuesday night as we presented our travel awards. But things weren't exactly as they always have been. Hostess with the mostest Catriona Rowntree was there to rock the mic for the eighth year in a row, and our friends at Nespresso were the proud sponsors, but this time there was cause for even more celebration as we launched our inaugural Australian Hotel Guide.

It's a little black book showcasing Australia's 50 finest hotels. "We have a long and proud tradition of celebrating the country's best restaurants with our Australian Restaurant Guide," says GT editor Anthea Loucas, "and now we're excited to turn our attention to the nation's hotels."

With the cream of the Australian tourism industry in attendance, there was plenty of buzz in the room as Rowntree announced the evening's award winners. Among the victors were Canberra newcomer Hotel Hotel, which won Best Boutique City Hotel (so good they named it twice), Park Hyatt Sydney, which took out the title of Best Large City Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane Central, which went home with the gong for the all-important Best Club Sandwich category.

The crowd, a mix of hoteliers, industry insiders and media traded war stories and table-hopped with a vengeance, pausing just long enough to make the most of chef Nathan Sasi's breezy Mediterranean-inspired food. Platters of house-made charcuterie and barbecued carrots with sheep's milk labne were among the favourites, and the pièce de résistance, wood-roasted whole hog, with bowls of crunch-tastic crackling to boot.

All in all, it was a night of fabulous food, great company and lots of smiles in celebration of ground-breaking new beginnings.

Here's the full list of winners.

Vote for your favourite hotel in our Readers' Choice Awards competition for your chance to win a trip to Italy courtesy of British Airways and Mr & Mrs Smith.

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