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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."

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

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.

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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."

Local knowledge: Singapore

The supertree grove at Gardens by the Bay

The supertree grove at Gardens by the Bay

Entrepreneur, hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng shows us the secrets of his city.

Loh Lik Peng is the founder and director of Unlisted Collection, with hotels and restaurants in Singapore, London, Shanghai and Sydney, where the portfolio includes The Old Clare Hotel, Silvereye, Automata and Kensington Street Social. He travels frequently but lives with his family in Singapore.

Though I travel and my routine changes…
on Saturdays I always try to ride scooters with my four-year-old son at Gardens by the Bay, a huge park on the Marina Bay waterfront. We'll stop at my café Pollen for coffee and cake.

For weekend lunches…
we often go to PS Café or Bincho, one of my restaurants and my son's favourite, for little don rice bowls.

For a business lunch…
Odette, at the new National Gallery Singapore is great: a lovely location, lots of natural light, quite formal.

Speaking of the National Gallery Singapore…
I love it. Opened in November, it spans two of the city's oldest buildings transformed into galleries, a gift shop and a wonderful kids' activity centre.

I like my coffee from…
Chye Seng Huat Hardware, done brilliantly in a former hardware shop in an industrial area in Lavender. The guys who run it are true coffee nerds, travelling to Ethiopia and other places to source their beans, then they age and roast them in two antique roasters.

For comfort food…
Singaporeans love chicken rice. I order it at Tian Tian near my office at the Maxwell Food Centre. For some people it's about the rice or chilli - for me it's how the chicken is cooked.

For the best collectables…
a guy called CK is incredibly knowledgeable and has a fantastic warehouse that he opens on request (+65 9382 3438). He's got incredible collections of fans and bicycles, antique tin signs and much more.

Visitors are always surprised…
when I take them to the colonial-era MacRitchie Reservoir, with pockets of rainforest, criss-crossed by boardwalks and walking trails. It's stunning.

For peace and quiet…
I love the Asian Civilisations Museum, in the middle of the city, to be transported to a different place - perhaps India or Cambodia. It's educational but you can also withdraw from the world here.

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