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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Sydney to Doha

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways launched daily flights between Sydney and its hub in Doha this week, promising the move will create 3000 jobs and add $240 million to the Australian economy.

The state-owned airline expects demand to be high on its 335-seat Boeing 777-300ER planes, and it plans to use its bigger Airbus A380 on the Sydney route during peak periods from June this year. Operating from Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012, the airline will have doubled its capacity in Australia by the time it launches daily flights on its new Airbus A350 from Adelaide in May.

The expansion offers Australian passengers more choice, says Qatar Airways' group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, as well as "fine dining on demand" in business-class, award-winning service throughout and speedy connections at Doha's Hamad International Airport - he claims a minimum connection time of 25 minutes to the airline's 150 destinations.

Speaking in Sydney this week, Mr Al Baker suggested the airline would consider a fifth destination in Australia; though he didn't name it, Brisbane is the only major city not served by Qatar. He foreshadowed plans to introduce a patented "super" business-class seat on planes by December, a new economy-class seat "which will be the most comfortable in the world", and a third phase of expansion at the airline-operated airport at Doha, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.

Qatar Airways scrapped first-class cabins on most of its planes in 2007, and has no plans to introduce premium-economy seats. "I don't believe in having two classes in the economy section of the aircraft," Mr Al Akbar said. "The standard of service and the amenities that we provide are equal to any other airline's premium economy. I don't think there is any need for me to overcharge passengers and to just give them a concept that really is equal to the rest of economy class."

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