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Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

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Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Grand Budapest wine revival

Doblo, Budapest

Doblo, Budapest

The latest crop of Hungarian winemakers has sparked a new focus on the nation's wines and a lively bar culture in the capital.

Not since the halcyon days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire have Hungarian wines received this much attention. "We are seeing eager winemakers who are wanting to find their own way," says András Jókuti, a Budapest food and wine blogger who has observed the revival of the nation's wine industry and the recent emergence of wine bars in the capital.

Leading the charge in 2009 was Doblo, an upmarket bar located in the Jewish 7th district. Owner David Popovits says wine bars have appeared in response to the nation's burgeoning wine production and a local audience with renewed interest in the nation's unique wine styles.

"In the past two decades, the European Union and government have supported wineries, and in particular young winemakers," Popovits says. "Today there are over 22 wine-growing regions in the country and most of it is consumed in Hungary because it's so good."

The nation's most distinctive styles include the highly prized Aszús dessert wine from Hungary's famous Tokaj wine region and the full-bodied, oak-aged Egri Bikavér red variety from the Eger wine region.

DiVino, in the 5th district, is a wine bar run by a group of entrepreneurial young winemakers who stock labels from 25 Hungarian cellars, including dry whites from the aromatic Furmint grape, and dessert wines from the light-skinned Ezerjó grape. "The winemakers frequently come to the bar to chat wines with enthusiasts," says Jókuti. "This personal touch makes it a unique space in Budapest."

The guiding business principle at the elegant Drop Shop is storytelling; staff are keen to tell the story of the wines stocked at this busy bar. An eclectic, often VIP crowd can be found here late at night with staff, chatting, tasting and debating.


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