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Food-truck tribulations
29.03.2017

Chicken or pork? Kelly Eng takes on a food-truck challenge but fails to cement her millennial credentials.

Take me to the river
29.03.2017

For serial cruisers who have done the Danube and knocked off the Nile, less familiar waterways beckon.

Gourmet Institute is back for 2017
29.03.2017

Fire-up the stove, tie on your favourite apron and let’s get cooking, food fans. This year’s line-up is brimming with talent.

The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

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.

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.

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.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

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.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

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.

Australia's best budget hotels

The Larwill Studio

The Larwill Studio

Comfort and convenience come hand-in-hand at Australia's nicest affordable hotels.

When the travel budget's tight, a clean and convenient address for the night - with funds left over to have fun - is all that really matters. Sydney newcomer Hotel Harry (40-44 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW, hotelharry.com.au) knows the score. Located in the prime tourist territory of Surry Hills, with city landmarks in walking distance, even the cheapest of its 20 rooms come with WiFi and espresso machines for little more than $120 a night. Room rates are even cheaper at weekends when the downstairs bar and diner gets a little rowdy and rooms are "noise-affected", as they say.

Further along Wentworth Avenue, Central Station Hotel (75 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, NSW, centralstationhotel.com.au) is an equally convenient base for exploring the Emerald City. The revamped heritage pile houses 114 rooms with high ceilings, fast WiFi and free Foxtel. The hotel's aptly named Shoebox rooms are eight to 10 square metres in size from $129 a night.

In increasingly lively Adelaide, the bright, fun-filled Ibis Adelaide Hotel (122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA, ibis.com) is an Australian benchmark for the budget brand. It has an excellent CBD location, 311 modern, practical rooms - some with views of the Adelaide Hills - and the sort of warm, attentive service associated with much higher price tags.

Perth's Pensione Hotel (3 Throssell Street, Perth, WA, 8hotels.com) is the western outpost of the affordable 8 Hotels group, with 98 small but functional rooms on central Murray Street, handy to the Swan River, Chinatown and the dining hotspot of Northbridge. WiFi, guest laundry and Foxtel are included in the tariff. The three-star Sullivans Hotel  (166 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA, sullivans.com.au) backs onto Kings Park, faces the Swan River, and offers free WiFi and bikes for guest use.

In Melbourne, the budget-conscious can choose between the parkland surrounds of The Larwill Studio (48 Flemington Road, Parkville, Vic, artserieshotels.com.au) - 96 rooms, most with kingsize beds - or Mercure Welcome Melbourne's (265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic, mercurewelcome.com.au) exceptional Little Bourke Street position, sandwiched between department stores, opposite the GPO retail arcade, and less than a block from Chinatown's hottest kitchens.

Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel  (14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, trypbrisbane.com)in Brisbane's lively Fortitude Valley packs in plenty of street art, a rooftop bar, a ground-floor burger joint, free multi-device WiFi and Bluetooth docks - all at an affordable price. If you're feeling flush, upgrade to a balcony room, or one with an outdoor spa.

And in Hobart, we still can't go past the Fountainside Hotel (40 Brooker Avenue, Hobart, Tas, fountainside.com.au) for a no-frills stay. Its cityedge location, minibar drinks at bottle-shop prices, comfortable beds and capital views from top-floor rooms embrace the best of Tasmanian hospitality.

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