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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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

The sounds of Gerald's Bar

Gerald Diffey at Gerald's Bar San Sebastián

Gerald Diffey at Gerald's Bar San Sebastián

Tune in to our playlist featuring the best of the Gerald's Bar record collection.

Melbourne's Gerald's Bar is all about discovering new, interesting wines and eating at any level you feel comfortable with, whether that's a snack or a feast. At heart it's a wine bar with food and great music. You'll hear a lot of ska, soul, funk and R&B records: Jackie Mittoo, Marlena Shaw, Gil Scott-Heron, a lot of straight-ahead jazz - Miles Davis and John Coltrane - as well as a bit of Siouxsie and the Banshees thrown in. In other words, all the things Gerald Diffey likes.

To herald Gerald's arrival in the Basque coastal town of San Sebastián, here's a playlist of all the sounds you're likely to find while drinking a glass of wine at the bar.

Gerald's Bar386 Rathdowne St, Carlton North Vic.

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