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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.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

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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.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

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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