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Anzac biscuit desserts

These four desserts have one thing in common – Anzac biscuits.

Six sexy panna cottas

We say si to these six takes on the Italian classic. From coffee and caramel to red wine and figs, panna cotta proves to be a versatile dessert to suit all palettes.

Okonomiyaki with sticky soy pork belly

Persian red lentil soup with tahini, beetroot and fried mint

Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Choux Patisserie Australia’s best eclair

Nicolas Poelaert, the French chef who won praise at Brooks and Embrasse restaurants in Melbourne, is now making waves with his choux-pastry smarts in Newcastle.

10 brown rice recipes

Go wholegrain with brown rice in a bibimbap-inspired bowl of seaweed, amaranth and pickled shiitake mushrooms, serve it with Chinese roast duck, or simply fry it up Southern-style.

Blue Nile's Ethiopian eggplant dip

"I'd love the recipe for the eggplant dip the wonderful Fatuma Tikuye serves at Blue Nile in Blacktown." - Helena Rosebery, Annandale, NSW REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001. Please include the restaurant's name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.

Whitney Museum of American Art in New York's Meatpacking District

The Whitney Museum's new annex adds to the district's reincarnation.

As if you needed another reason to visit New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art has opened its new Renzo Piano-designed building, in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. "We're so thrilled with what Renzo has created," says the Whitney's director, Adam Weinberg, of the architect who also designed the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.

However, the eight floors of art, educational facilities and workshop spaces (all with the chameleon-like ability to change function and form with the flick of a switch) are more than just a gallery; together they form an important jigsaw piece in the district's reincarnation.

From carcass wholesaler to luxury hotspot, the Meatpacking District is now home to boutiques, food markets and, of course, the elevated train track-cum-inner-city garden, the High Line.

"The High Line is such a clever invention and the fact that the Whitney is now the terminal of it is proof of this wonderful urban vision," says Luigi Maramotti, chairman of Italian brand Max Mara, whose art-collecting family were awarded a Whitney Museum American Art Award in 2014 for sustained commitment to the arts. "Our connection to the Whitney goes way back; we have always loaned paintings from the Collezione Maramotti to the Whitney biennial."

To mark the occasion, Max Mara has designed the Whitney bag in conjunction with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop: a sold-out limited-edition tote reminiscent of the building itself. "The Whitney bag embodies Max Mara values: fashion, design, craftsmanship and quality," says Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, the brand's US retail director.

"America Is Hard to See" is showing at the Whitney until 27 September.

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