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Recipes with peaches

Whether caramelised in a tarte Tartin, paired with slow-roasted pork on top of pizza or tossed through salads, this sweet stone fruit is an excellent addition to summer cooking.

Black Star Pastry to open in Carlton, Melbourne

Instagram’s most famous cake, plus a few other sweet hits, is heading south.

Knives and Ink chef tattoos

What is it about chefs and tattoos? A new book asks the inked to answer for themselves.

AA Gill's final column for Gourmet Traveller

We mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Gourmet Traveller family who passed awayon December 10, 2016. British writer AA Gill was a contributor to the magazine from July 2004. Gill’s travel column was as insightful as it was witty, funny as it was thoughtful – he was without peer. This is the final piece he wrote for Gourmet Traveller; it appears in the December issue, 2016. - Anthea Loucas Bosha, Editor

Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

Australia is about to get its first glimpse of Seabourn Encore, a glamorous new addition to the Seabourn fleet.

Ben Shewry's favourtie souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Attica’s chef isn’t happiest when eating soils or smears on his days off, it’s souvlaki. We follow him to his favourite spot.

Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

Australia's top lodges and resorts

Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge

These stunning resorts range from beach backyards, Uluru views, and rainforest surrounds.

Australia's world-renowned resorts, lodges and breathtaking beach properties set the benchmark for premium accommodation. The lavish desert camp Longitude 131°  (Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT, longitude131.com.au) upped the ante this year when it unveiled balconies on its 15 tented suites, all the better to capture evocative Uluru views. After a nightcap by the outdoor fireplace, guests can sleep under canvas in a signature Baillie Bed or under the stars in a swank swag.

Baillie Lodges also runs the exceptional Southern Ocean Lodge (Hanson Bay Road, Kingscote, SA, southernoceanlodge.com.au), a 21-room clifftop resort with spectacular views across Kangaroo Island and the wild Southern Ocean, and an abundant supply of unique animals on the doorstep.

The old Club Med site in northern NSW has had a stylish reincarnation as Elements of Byron  (144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW, elementsofbyron.com.au), a 103-villa property on a 20-hectare site that unites coast, wetlands and rainforest. The one- and two-bedroom configurations combine relaxed beach styling - tie-dyed headboards, driftwood shelving - with iPad-controlled interiors. Downtown Byron Bay is a two-kilometre stroll along the beach .

Closer to Sydney, on the far side of the Blue Mountains, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley (2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, NSW, oneandonlyresorts.com) offers an authentic encounter with the Australian wilderness from the pampered comfort of 40 luxury cottages.

Across the border in the Sunshine State, Qualia  (Hamilton Island, Mackay, QLD, qualia.com.au) and One & Only Hayman Island  (Raintree Avenue, Hayman Island, QLD, hayman.oneandonlyresorts.com) continue to create unforgettable Queensland experiences. At Qualia, the combination of Hamilton Island isolation, rainforest-fringed pavilions above the Coral Sea and innovative cuisine by executive chef Craig Knudsen is an irresistible offer . Across the waters at Hayman, an $80 million renovation has given the veteran Whitsundays resort a new lease of life.

Lizard Island's (Lizard Island, Cairns, QLD, lizardisland.com.au) pole position in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef means guests at its 40 refurbished suites can tumble out of bed and straight onto this World Heritage-listed wonder. The giant clam gardens at Watsons Bay have to be seen to be believed .

Indigenous lore comes to the fore at the 18-room Cicada Lodge  (Gorge Road, Katherine, NT, cicadalodge.com.au) in Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in the Northern Territory. The traditional owners share their 40,000-year-old rock art with guests and interpret the gorge's waterways, flora, fauna and geology.

In the beautiful south, Saffire (2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Tas, saffire-freycinet.com.au) has views across Coles Bay to the pink granite peaks of the Hazards, just one of many high points of Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula .

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