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Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Twelve-hour Indian-spiced lamb shoulder with saffron pilaf

As the name indicates, this dish requires planning ahead. That said, the long cooking time is offset by simple preparation, with melt-in-the-mouth textures and deep flavours the pay-offs. Start this recipe two days ahead to marinate and roast the lamb.

First look: Cirrus, Sydney

Ahead of opening Cirrus at Barangaroo, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt talk us through their design inspirations and some of their favourite dishes.

Flourless apple, almond, raisin and ginger cake

Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake

"I'd love to make Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake for our next birthday party. Would you ask for the recipe?" Emily Glass, Glynde, SA REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via  Facebook . Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Creme caramel

"This is the best dessert of all time - no intro needed," says Pepperell. Begin this recipe a day ahead to rest and chill the custard.

Six ways with choux pastry

A light-as-air French pastry, choux balances out rich and creamy desserts, from eclairs to a towering croquembouche.

Cinque Terre to cap visitors at 1.5 million

Cinque Terre's Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre's Riomaggiore

The number of tourists allowed entry to the world heritage-listed Cinque Terre could be dramatically reduced next summer, with news that Italy will close entry to the region once the total number of tourists reaches 1.5 million.

Located in the north-west of Italy in the Liguria region, Cinque Terre - which means five lands - encapsulates five small fishing villages joined by narrow and winding cliff-side roads. Tracks leading to the villages have been closing sporadically for years as a result of mudslides, rockfalls and flooding, and it's been very difficult for visitors to know about these closures before arriving to the region.

With a sharp increase in coaches touring the area (many a result of the cruise ships docking in nearby ports), and with Cinque Terre's popularity only growing, protecting the natural landscape of the world heritage-listed site is now more of a priority than ever.

As part of the new measures, tickets will be sold online ahead of time, an app is being designed to illustrate which of the villages are most congested, and roads leading to Cinque Terre will be fitted with devices to clock the number of people coming in and out of the area. Once the number reaches 1.5 million visitors per year, access will be denied. "We will certainly be criticised for this, but for us it is a question of survival," president of Cinque Terre Park Vittorio Alessandro told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises - RCL Australia - has 16 ships sailing through Europe between April and October this year, 10 of which will call at La Spezia and Livorno, the closest ports to Cinque Terre. In response to the concerns raised by the Cinque Terre tourism boards, RCL has increased its portfolio of alternative tours and shore excursions as a first measure.

"Overcrowding of the smaller villages is concerning for tourists and residents alike," says commercial director of RCL Australia Adam Armstrong. "We will be strictly following the local authorities' guidance on this and offering more alternative options in the nearby tourist hubs of Florence and Pisa. This will help us to preserve the authenticity of the guest experience, as well as the local communities."

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