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Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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."

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

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.

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.

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas resort's transformation

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Imagine stepping from suite to sunny balcony into saltwater lagoon - no room key necessary. Such swim-up luxury is part of a year-long $43 million makeover of Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort, due for completion this month.

The project, by Melbourne's Mim Design, is the first substantial overhaul of Starwood's flagship Australian resort in the Far North Queensland fishing town since it was launched in 1987. "It's not just a tiny little touch-up or a lick of paint," says sales and marketing director Nathan Gadd. "It's very thorough. We're incorporating a whole new look and feel to the property."

King sized Lagoon room.

All 294 guestrooms and public spaces have been re-rendered, repainted and refurnished. So it's out with the old - including the 1980s chequered navy carpet - and in with a new pale coastal palette of white and sandy neutrals, pumice-toned furniture, wicker light shades, timber floors and sepia photographic prints by local artists. High-tech finishing touches include sensory air-conditioning, new lighting, Bluetooth speakers and an innovative bedside alarm-clock fitted with phone chargers.

Outside, the changes are just as dramatic. "The pixie-pink façade we're known for is going four shades lighter," says Gadd.

Feast restaurant's pool deck.

The final phase of renovations includes poolside private cabanas and two new dining spaces - a lobby café and a restaurant called Feast, with buffets featuring local craft beers and produce.

Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas, Qld, (07) 4099 5888, sheratonportdouglas.com

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