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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.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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

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.

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.

Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

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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