The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Expert tips for air travel with Blainey North

Blainey North, architectural interior designer

Blainey North, architectural interior designer

We talk to architectural interior designer Blainey North about her flying routine and the must dos and donts of plane travel.

Where do you travel for work?

"Mostly London at the moment. We've just opened a design studio and showroom in Mayfair. The city feels so alive with art and creativity. It inspires me."

How often are you away?

"Every month internationally, most weeks domestically. I love being on a plane. Your mind works differently in the air when it's liberated from commitments. I use the time to reflect and think about my life, or the business, or spend time designing."

Suitcase of choice?

"My Givenchy carry-on bag. It's exceptionally functional and looks fabulous. It took me about five years to gain the courage to finally buy it."

Pre-flight routine?

"I like to arrive early for an international flight, then sit down, read emails and get organised. To be honest, though, domestic flights are left down to the wire."

Essential cabin items?

"A sketchbook and Frequent Flyer Health Boost vitamins. I take them a few days before travelling to boost my immune system. I always use a Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Mask, a great tip from a flight attendant. You walk off the plane as if you never got on."

Onboard routine?

"A gin and tonic, sleep suit and a sketchbook at the ready."

Roll or fold?

"Roll. But I also hang far more than I should in a carry-on garment bag because I live in fear of my bag being lost."

Aisle or window?

"Aisle every time."

Who do you fly?

"Qantas and Etihad to Europe. Etihad beds are fantastic and its meal service is one of the rare places I can have hummus without garlic (I love hummus, but I'm allergic to garlic)."

How do hotels get it wrong for business travellers?

"What every business traveller needs at a hotel is someone who knows you. The ability to remember names - and especially my coffee order - is an underestimated and valuable skill. A hotel gets it wrong if I've been with them for more than two nights and they still don't remember my name."

Favourite hotels for business?

"In London, The Connaught. In LA, the Beverly Hills Hotel. In NYC, the Greenwich. In Paris, the Plaza Athénée."

Blainey North is managing director of Blainey North & Associates and Blainey North Collection, with showrooms in Sydney and London. Recent projects include the Villas, Crystal Club and Conservatory at Crown Towers in Melbourne, Crown Metropol Perth, and a range of luxury homes and super-yachts.

blaineynorth.com

GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

Where to stay on Mykonos and Santorini

Ancient and modern Greece unite spectacularly in the Cyclade...

SideStory tours of London

A new company offers tours of London with unique and intimat...

Local knowledge: Fez, Morocco

Artist Rebecca Raft A.K.A Rafti shows us the secrets of Fez,...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×