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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld 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.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

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.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Ham hock soup

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

The Brando, Tahiti

The eco-friendly resort has been built to the actor's specifications.

Tumi Brando grew up on Tetiaroa and knows every nook and cranny of the pristine atoll in French Polynesia. As a nature guide at The Brando, a 20-minute flight from the Tahitian capital of Papeete, Marlon Brando's granddaughter is like everything at this phenomenal new resort: cool, exotic and beguiling.

Given the island's natural beauty and hint of Hollywood glamour - Brando discovered Tetiaroa while filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1960 and bought it six years later - few resorts have been more anticipated. No expense was spared on the 35 villas, the work of Tahiti-based French designer Pierre-Jean Picart, each with custom-made French and Italian furniture, plunge pool and a private stretch of white-sand beach. Nor on the Polynesian day spa hidden in trees above a lake where, for centuries, Tahitian royalty holidayed. Nor in the restaurant with menus designed by Guy Martin of Paris's Le Grand Véfour.

Resort developer Richard Bailey, a long-time resident of French Polynesia, spent a decade fleshing out the concept with Brando, who dreamed of building an eco-friendly "university of the sea" on the atoll.

The Brando opened last year, 10 years after the actor's death, with all the eco-credentials he wanted. These include power from the sun and coconut oil and an air-conditioning system cooled by seawater.

A package, including five nights at The Brando, all meals and drinks, excursions and spa treatments, return flights from Australia with Air Tahiti Nui, charter flights to Tetiaroa, plus two nights at the InterContinental Tahiti in Papeete, costs from $13,360 per person twin share. 1300 858 305, tahititravel.com.au

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