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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.

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.

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."

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.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

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.

Business Class: Shannon Bennett

Chef, restaurateur and Nespresso ambassador Shannon Bennett tells us his travel habits.

Where do you travel for work?

"I've had some incredible experiences travelling through Europe, the Americas and Asia. My next trip is to France, but my dream destination is Africa."

How often are you away?

"Research and promotional travel for the restaurant and my books requires roughly six trips overseas a year."

Suitcase of choice?

"My Rimowa, which is both lightweight and strong, or if I'm travelling light, I pull out an old leather satchel I picked up in Italy at a flea market years ago. I love this bag - it's unbranded, has a lot of character, and seems to get better with age."

Pre-flight routine?

"I always try to work out the day I travel, and drink plenty of fluids. Before I leave home, I check for passport, phone, keys and wallet. I change my watch to the time at my destination, and always try to book an overnight flight so I can sleep."

Essential cabin item?

"I usually don't check in my baggage, so all the essentials are with me: Dr Dre Beats wireless headphones, and an iPad with Zinio magazines."

On-board routine?

"Sleep and no alcohol - unless George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan or Matt Preston are on board with me, in which case a glass of wine is mandatory."

Roll or fold?

"Fold, although Madeleine [West, Shannon's partner] does the folding - I end up crushing everything."

Who do you fly with when you're working?

"I like Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines."

Aisle or window?

"Always the aisle."

Favourite airline lounge?

"Melbourne Qantas First Lounge."

Favourite hotels for business?

"Soho House in London; it's like holding a meeting in your own home. It has a great creative atmosphere."

How do hotels get it wrong for business travellers?

"Some are too impersonal, too bland. They try to accommodate too many types of traveller in the one design. This results in an awkward atmosphere that doesn't suit anyone."

Shannon Bennett's London is out now, published by Hardie Grant Books, $49.99.

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