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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.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Brae's six-room hotel

Brae, Birregurra, Vic

Brae, Birregurra, Vic

See more photos of Brae's new hotel here.

Even before the first guests checked in to new rooms at Brae, Dan Hunter's celebrated restaurant in Victoria's Otway hinterland, weekend stays were booked out until July.

The six-room hotel opened last week on the 12-hectare Birregurra property in a long, corrugated building that mirrors a neighbour's shearing shed. Hunter and his partner Julianne Bagnato collaborated with Melbourne design houses Six Degrees and Studio Round on the structure and styling of rooms, and engaged artist Rhys Lee and industrial designer Dave Murray to lend each space a unique personality.

"It's what Dan and I want when we go away," says Bagnato. "To stay somewhere that's like home, but much better."

The hotel, which can be booked by diners only, shares the restaurant's artisan, handcrafted aesthetic and features natural materials - blackbutt carpentry, slate floors, marble - and some special effects; customised cocktail versions of the minibar, for example, and an eclectic record collection ready for Thorens turntables hooked up to ceiling speakers.

Guests wake in their organic cotton bedding to pastoral views and epic breakfasts: just-baked pastries and bread, honey from Brae's bees, jams from Brae's orchards, and kitchen-made charcuterie and muesli.

Rooms with breakfast from $425 per night, 4285 Cape Otway Rd, Birregurra, Vic, (03) 5236 2226, braerestaurant.com 

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