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Anzac biscuit desserts

These four desserts have one thing in common – Anzac biscuits.

Persian red lentil soup with tahini, beetroot and fried mint

Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Six sexy panna cottas

We say si to these six takes on the Italian classic. From coffee and caramel to red wine and figs, panna cotta proves to be a versatile dessert to suit all palettes.

Eclair recipes

Here are four spins on the classic French eclair, from Flour & Stone's pillowy choux pastry with salted caramel to a colourful take with strawberry-flecked creme fraiche filling and sprinkled pistachios on top.

Blue Nile's Ethiopian eggplant dip

"I'd love the recipe for the eggplant dip the wonderful Fatuma Tikuye serves at Blue Nile in Blacktown." - Helena Rosebery, Annandale, NSW REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or write to Fare Exchange, Australian Gourmet Traveller, GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 2001. Please include the restaurant's name and address or business card, as well as your name and address.

Fifty-four thoughts at Noma Mexico

"12. I'm now sitting at Noma with no shoes on. I feel like a toddler in a sandpit."

Tarte a la tomate

Make the most of end-of-season tomatoes in this delicious tart - perfect for a picnic spread.

Two new African island hotels

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Robinson Crusoe wished he had it this good. Those who dream of a perfectly private island, far from crowds and cares, have two new luxury resorts in the Indian Ocean to consider.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
With the reopening of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort after an extensive refurbishment, the barefoot jetset are making plans to head west. A 50-minute flight from the nearest town delivers guests to an island no more than a kilometre long and 300 metres wide at the widest point.

There, in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, is a lush private island escape of just 12 adults-only villas. 

The fresh and understated African design of the villas lays the spotlight squarely on the real star of the show, a dazzling blue expanse of Indian Ocean. Private splash pools were designed to maximise views, and the option of sleeping underneath the stars in a king-size four-poster bed has been met with delight by romantics and adventurers alike.

Signature experiences make the most of the marine wonderland, with seasonal whale-watching trips, underwater diving at world-class spots and sunset cruises aboard traditional dhow sailing boats all on offer. The senses are indulged with luxe Anantara Spa treatments and personally tailored Dining by Design experiences. Castaways are never far away from a chilled glass of South African chenin blanc.
medjumbe.anantara.com

Thanda Island

Thanda Island Villa

Thanda Island Villa
It's tiny, reef-fringed and very private. On Thanda Island in southern Tanzania's Shungi Mbili Island Marine Reserve, a single, ultra-luxe villa opens this month, the brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur philanthropists Christin and Dan Olofsson and the sister property to their Zululand private game reserve, Thanda Safari.

The entirely self-sufficient solar-powered, five-bedroom villa has hand-picked furniture and art, a grand piano, glass rim-flow pool and a huge indoor aquarium. There are jet skis, a book collection dedicated to Ernest Hemingway, and a helicopter pad for speedy access.
thandaisland.com

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