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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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

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.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

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.

Meet One Fine Stay, the Airbnb of luxury homes

Indiana Court, Los Angeles

Indiana Court, Los Angeles

No lumpy mattresses or messy bathrooms here: this home rental website selects only the best.

Travel can inspire in a way few other activities can match. But sometimes innovation strikes when you're at home, doing something as pedestrian as walking down the street, as Greg Marsh experienced one evening in London. The CEO and founder of One Fine Stay was passing through Mayfair and noticed the lights were off in the majority of the homes along the street. The owners were away, their elegant properties - the kind of accommodation that a certain type of traveller would relish - standing empty.

That was the germination of One Fine Stay, a service most easily described as the Airbnb of luxury homes, with one key difference: guests and homeowners never meet. Owners are always absent during the visit, leaving One Fine Stay staff to prepare the space and greet renters upon arrival. "In the same way as traditional hotels, we are the hosts when guests come to stay," Marsh explains. "We actually see ourselves as complementary to hotels and other traditional operators." One Fine Stay vets potential homes carefully, measuring them against a strict set of criteria. According to Marsh, nine out of 10 home owner applicants are turned down for reasons ranging from sub-par mattresses to not having a mirror near a plug socket for guests to dry their hair. "We look for space, character, comfort and location," he says. "We always ask ourselves: would guests love to stay here?"

One of the more distinctive properties that has passed this stringent selection process is this home on Rome's Via di San Francesco di Sales, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom garden property that was once home to the Renaissance painter Raphael. "The owner today is also an artist and I love that continuation through the years," says Marsh.

One Fine Stay launched in Rome just last month, expanding a network that already included London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. And since its April acquisition by AccorHotels, it has announced its intention to expand its presence into 40 cities over the next five years. Those plans do not currently include Australia. It's fortunate, then, that we like to travel.

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