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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

New cruises 2017

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Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Virgin raises the bar in business

Virgin Australia’s new domestic business-class seat, launched today in Sydney, on its Airbus A330 fleet.

Virgin Australia’s new domestic business-class seat, launched today in Sydney, on its Airbus A330 fleet.

Virgin Australia promises the finest cup of coffee in the sky and what it claims is the world's most comfortable domestic business-class seat in its new cabin, launched in Sydney today.

The carrier announced a world-first collaboration with Nespresso in which purpose-built machines developed to deliver consistently good coffee at altitude will be installed in business-class cabins across its domestic Airbus A330 fleet.
"I can't find anybody that likes airline coffee," Virgin Australia's CEO John Borghetti said at the launch. "As good as ours is, it's not as good as the barista one [we serve] in the lounge. Now it will be."

The new cabin is Virgin Australia's response to Qantas's new business seats being fitted on its A330 fleet this year. Virgin claims its seat is the world's longest, widest fully lie-flat bed on a domestic route (80 inches long, 28 inches wide). Its reverse herringbone, 1-2-1 layout maximises privacy and allows direct aisle access for all business-class passengers. The seats have triple-layer seat cushions supported by "hammock" sub-frames, and a turn-down service to roll out memory-foam mattress toppers, cotton pillows and cotton doonas.  "I want red-eyes to become shut-eyes," said Virgin's chief customer officer, Mark Hassell, referring to the transcontinental route to Perth.

The roomy workspace includes a tablet holder designed for Virgin Australia, a side console with storage, 16-inch touch screen and three types of adjustable lighting.

Virgin Australia's head chef, Luke Mangan, says trays and trolleys have been dispensed with, and on-demand and express-service meals will be hand-delivered by crew as part of Virgin Australia's ambition to "create the best restaurant in the sky".

From November, the carrier will begin reconfiguring its long-haul Boeing 777s on routes to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, featuring new business-class suites and bar, and new premium-economy cabins.

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