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Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

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Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Zaborin, Hokkaido, Japan

The noble traditions of ryokan hospitality have been reimagined for 21st-century travellers at Zaborin, a luxe 15-villa property in the mountains of Hokkaido in northern Japan.

Though it's close to ski fields and the resort town of Niseko, Zaborin is shielded by forest and sits above a natural spring, affording each villa the luxury of a private indoor and outdoor onsen.

Guests can choose to sleep "washitsu" on futons, or "yoshitsu", Western style, in interiors that embody Japanese simplicity with a reverence for nature.

The ryokan traditions of kaiseki are overseen by Hokkaido-born chef Yoshihiro Seno in a private-room restaurant, teppanyaki bar and tearoom.

Zaborin, which loosely translates as "place among the trees to sit and forget", is the first hotel project for part-time Hokkaido residents James and Michele Marshall.

Villas from $1425, including breakfast and kaiseki dinner. 76-4 Hanazono, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan.


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