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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.

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

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

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.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

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."

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.

Expert tips for air travel with Christine Holgate

Christine Holgate

Christine Holgate

CEO of Blackmores Christine Holgate tells us her travel tips.

Where do you travel regularly for work?
"I spend a lot of time in Melbourne, as well as in Singapore, Shanghai and right across South East Asia."

How often are you away?
"About 150 nights a year for work and personal reasons. Blackmores has a growing international business, and I visit my family in the UK as often as I can."

Suitcase of choice?
"Currently I'm using a Rimowa suitcase - it's like a little metal tank. Because I travel so frequently, my life is in that little case and I know it's all safe."

Pre-flight routine?
"I'm usually working in the Qantas lounge until the minute I have to board."

Essential cabin item?
"A tube of Blackmores Natural Vitamin E cream, Blackmores Bio C to support my immunity, and my iPad."

Onboard routine?
"I take out my laptop as soon as I'm able and work away until it runs out of charge, then I'll try to sleep. I don't often eat on flights - just cheese and biscuits, if anything."

Roll or fold?
"Definitely fold."

Who do you fly with when you're working?
"Qantas, because every country should have a strong national airline, and it's important to support them."

Aisle or window?
"Always the window."

Favourite airline lounge?
"Qantas First Class International in Sydney."

Favourite hotels for business?
"It's hard to choose between Grand Hyatt Melbourne and Grand Hyatt Shanghai - both deliver exceptional service, have stunning views and are in the heart of the city. They offer canapés in their club lounges every evening, which is a great, safe way to grab a bite when I'm travelling alone."

How do hotels get it wrong for business travellers?
"Being English-born, I love a bath - and they're few and far between. Having said that, most hotels do a great job for business travellers. I spend so many nights in hotels, all I really want is white sheets, BBC News and an ironing board."

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