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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."

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.

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.

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.

Australia's best long-stay lodgings

Smiths Beach Resort, WA

Smiths Beach Resort, WA

Sometimes a hotel room just doesn't cut it. For extended stays away from home, you need all the mod cons and comforts of a serviced apartment. The benefits are obvious - no need to clean up after yourself, for starters, plus room service and, usually, a central city location.

The Art Series Hotel Group has tapped the trend with keenly priced weekly rates at their funky artist-led properties. Their newest long-stay proposition is The Watson, beside the River Torrens in suburban Walkerville, Adelaide. Named after, and decorated by, the famed Pitjantjatjara artist Tommy Watson, the 24-room hotel offers one- and two-bedroom apartments from $520 a week, with all hotel services on tap. Art Series offers similar deals at three of its Melbourne properties, including The Olsen, from $695 a week, and The Blackman, from $700 a week.

The new-ish Sebel Melbourne Docklands at NewQuay has 124 one- and two-bedroom apartments with balconies, water views and arty interiors. There's a gym, pool and business centre on-site, and the CBD is a brisk walk or tram ride away.

Meriton has form in the long-stay game, providing a crisp, corporate environment for living and working away from home. In Brisbane, the new Herschel Street property is a gleaming glass tower of 259 apartments sized from 41-square-metre "Cubes" to the 200-square-metre three-bedroom penthouse - all with kitchen, laundry and housekeeper.

The Sir Norman Foster-designed Fraser Suites in Sydney remains one of the most impressive places to park yourself in the harbour city. Residents have a 24-hour gym, heated lap pool and round-the-clock concierge at their service.

When the escape is for play rather than work, we like Smiths Beach Resort in south-western Western Australia for its proximity to Margaret River wineries, Indian Ocean breezes and the comfort of its 55 apartments that include shacks, villas and beach houses, accommodating between two and eight people. With a restaurant, bar, deli and bottle shop on site, there really isn't much reason to leave.

And on the Gold Coast, we still can't go past the sculptural twin towers of Peppers Broadbeach for high-spec, high-tech comforts and the sort of coastline views only possible when you're soaring 40-plus storeys above the sea. Each apartment has a kitchen, laundry, study and on-site facilities that range from resort pool to private cinema and a teppanyaki barbecue.

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