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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.

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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

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.

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SideStory tours of London

Award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman

Award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman

A new company offers tours of London with unique and intimate insights into the city's creative industries.

Based on the premise that every story in a city has more than a few intriguing side stories, a new London tour company connects travellers with an impressive collection of creative insiders, each an authority in their field.

Among the 10 experts currently allied with SideStory are award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman; portrait artist Rosalind Freeborn; stylist Hannah Teare, a former fashion director at Tatler; Karim Samuels, a practising street artist; photojournalist Antonio Olmos; and Joshua White, a writer and lecturer at Sotheby's, Christie's and the Tate. Each offers unique insights into the city's cultural life.

"Those people have expertise and access to really provide a contemporary insight into a city," says co-founder Giovanni Donaldson. The story behind SideStory "is about people first and foremost - it's that connection that makes an experience special and memorable", says the former executive at Virgin Group; his business partner, Rachael Moloney, was an editor of Wallpaper City Guides.

The idea was conceived on a trip to Seville a few years ago. "I pulled together a SideStory-like experience with a Getty photographer in Seville and it was an amazing way to see a city," says Donaldson. "The photographer and I are still in touch today."

Tours, from £59 ($116) per person, span three hours and take a maximum of six people.

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