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Hot 100 2017: food trends

Life moves fast in the world of food and restaurants. How do you keep up? By reading our Hot 100 round-up of the latest and greatest in store for your tastebuds in 2017. It's time to eat!

Automata opening in Singapore

One of Sydney’s hottest restaurants is about to branch out in Asia.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Tarta de Santiago

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Feta and greens gozleme

A lot of rolling and folding go into making this Turkish flatbread, but when you bite into them all the hard work will be forgotten. The traditional filling is silverbeet, but we've added kale and fresh herbs for fragrance and flavour. A good sprinkle of salt at the end and a squeeze of lemon are non-negotiable. Start this recipe a day ahead to rest the dough.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

South America's top lodges and hotels

Ikaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Peru

Ikaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Peru

Flash new lodges and luxe adventures beckon in South America.

Direct flights from Sydney to Santiago - and, more recently, Auckland to Buenos Aires - have put South America in easy reach of Australians. But once you've ticked off the continent's star attractions (Rio, the Amazon, Patagonia), where to next?

Look north, for starters. Colombia has shrugged off its drug-addled past and emerged as a model for the 21st century. World Heritage-listed Cartagena is surging in popularity as a long-weekend getaway for North Americans; more intrepid travellers are venturing to the interior to discover the urban wonders of reinvented Medellín, the ethereal beauty - and coffee - of the Cocora Valley, and cool neighbourhoods in the capital, Bogotá.

Keep an eye also on Chile's Elqui Valley. It's a place of grapevines (this is Chile's pisco-producing heartland), picturesque villages, "healing energies" - hence all the yoga and meditation retreats - and astrological observatories. Stargaze from bed at the glass-roofed Elqui Domos (elquidomos.cl).

Peru's Sacred Valley and Lares regions are drawing keen interest, according to Alex Burridge, managing director of the South America Travel Centre. A new road and lodge at Huacahuasi have opened up Lares to non-trekkers while, in the Sacred Valley, there's flash new accommodation at the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (inkaterra.com) and luxury adventure group Explora has this month opened a 50-room lodge with spa (explora.com).

Glamping and hot-air ballooning are set to become the hottest tickets in the Atacama Desert thanks to Abercrombie & Kent, which launched both experiences this year.

Praful Albuquerque of Natural Focus Safaris says the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil are becoming popular for their "excellent jaguar sightings". "Another great wildlife destination that is slowly picking up is Guyana - English, not French," he says. "The accommodation here is very basic but the wildlife viewing is five-star."

Burridge nominates Mashpi Lodge and Hacienda Zuleta in Ecuador for authentic, immersive experiences where the food is homegrown (Zuleta has its own cheese factory) and the culture is palpable. Places that take time and effort to reach - such as Chiloé Island off Chile's coast, and Cristalino Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon - are increasingly appealing, he says. "With South America's growing popularity you have to make a little more effort to discover something new."

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