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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

The Ludlow, New York

The Ludlow promises to become a Lower East Side hub.

Sean MacPherson is the mixologist of the hotel world, a master at blending tried-and-true Manhattan tropes - up-and-coming neighbourhoods, social butterfly-attracting lobby bars, lively restaurants - with intimate, understated European style. Joining his hot portfolio of The Bowery, The Maritime and The Marlton, MacPherson's latest venture is The Ludlow, a 184-room property that takes its name from one of the Lower East Side's landmark thoroughfares. Book a suite overlooking Ludlow Street and you can spy on the queue of pastrami enthusiasts lined up outside legendary Jewish deli Katz's on the corner.

The red-brick and casement windows hint at the building's former life as a factory, but once inside understated luxury dominates - mosaic marble floor tiles sparkle, oak-panelled walls lend the lobby the air of a gentlemen's club. Dramatic custom light fixtures of jagged oxidised metal and one-off pieces - the coffee table carved in the shape of Manhattan Island, the Chesterfield sofa on the terrace that looks like tufted fabric but is actually fibreglass - are witty nods to the neighbourhood's artsy heritage.

The guest rooms are surprisingly tranquil (merci, double glazing) and are full of high-end details such as hand-carved Indo-Portuguese wooden beds, pressed-tin ceilings, Moroccan brass lamps, handmade silk rugs and nightstands made from petrified wood. The standouts are the Sky Box Lofts, rooms with adjoining glassed-in terraces flooded with natural light and blessed with downtown views.

The hotel's restaurant, Dirty French, which was due to open as we went to press, is the work of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, the team behind cult restaurants Torrisi Italian Specialties, Parm and Carbone. The property is so freshly minted it still has that new-hotel smell, yet somehow The Ludlow already feels like a neighbourhood fixture.

The Ludlow, Rooms from $313. 180 Ludlow St, New York.


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