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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.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

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."

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.

World's Best Chefs Talks

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

The Joseph Boroski Bar and Hospitality School, Bangkok

With Bangkok's newest speakeasy it's a matter of who you know.

New York's best-known speakeasy, PDT, is approached through a phone box in an East Village hotdog shop. In Singapore, a password is needed for admission to The Library bar, set behind a bookcase. In Bangkok, patrons enter Maggie Choo's through a Chinese restaurant. Though these so-called underground bars are hard to find, their locations are an open secret.

This isn't the case yet for Bangkok's newest speakeasy. Although J Boroski Mixology opened last June to rave reviews, the bar and hospitality school is hidden in a dingy lane in Bangkok's hippest neighbourhood, Thonglor. Unless you have someone in the know, you'll need to sign up for one of Joseph Boroski's cocktail classes to get the address.

A former New Yorker, Boroski is Thailand's star mixologist. He's known for his work in Bangkok behind the bars of Maggie Choo's, Clouds and The Iron Fairies, as a bar trainer and for guest appearances abroad, including at W Paris-Opéra and the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.

There's no menu and the drinks have no names at Boroski's bar. After enquiring about your tastes, preferences and mood, he uses fresh local ingredients, exotic infusions and premium spirits that are otherwise hard to find in Bangkok to concoct a bespoke cocktail, just for you. If you like what you're drinking, he'll make a note for next time. The diminutive and dimly lit bar has a dramatic interior by the Australian designer, blacksmith and children's book author Ashley Sutton, including a feature wall pinned with scarab beetles to reflect Boroski's passion for entomology.

Boroski runs fun one-off classes for amateurs to intensive courses for professionals (prices on application).

The Joseph Boroski Bar and Hospitality School, aka J Boroski Mixology, in a lane off Sukhumvit Soi 55, Thonglor, Bangkok.


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