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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.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Pork recipes

Lunch or dinner, salads or skewers, pork proves itself as a cut above and a versatile go-to. From soy-glazed pork-and-pineapple skewers and spicy bourbon pork to hand-cut pork sausages and a pork scratchings sandwich with apple and cabbage slaw, these recipes will appeal to any pork enthusiast.

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."

The Spa at Monteverdi, Italy

In Tuscany, a luxe boutique hotel and an apothecary have come together to open a new spa...

In the 13th century the Dominican friars of the Santa Maria Novella monastery in Florence foraged for herbs, plants and flowers to create remedies to use in their infirmaries. Their potions developed a cult following, fanned by the patronage of Catherine de Medici among others, and were made available to the public from the mid-17th century. The Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella remains a Florentine institution, and still sells Queen Catherine's favourite scented water alongside an expansive range developed over centuries.

Now the apothecary has opened its first spa, a partnership with Monteverdi, a luxe boutique hotel in the Tuscan hilltop town of Castiglioncello del Trinoro. Roman designer Ilaria Miani's bare-boned, light-filled spa interiors reflect the company's simple, all-natural appeal. And, this being Italy, almost everything on the treatment menu sounds tasty; the Full Monteverdi, for example, includes a sea-salt scrub of rosemary, lemon balm and sweet orange.

The Spa at Monteverdi, Via di Mezzo, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Sarteano, Italy


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