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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

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

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

Persian love cake

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.

New South Yarra restaurants

The Melbourne suburb lost some of its lustre in recent years, but is now bouncing back.

Fast summer dinners

From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.

Long Chim, Melbourne review

David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.

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."

Local knowledge: Florence

I grew up in Florence and still live here, though I spent years at school in England and university in New York. I commute almost every day between the city and Il Borro, the beautiful Tuscan estate where we've restored the village, make wine and run a guest retreat, about 50 kilometres south-west of Florence.

My favourite work of art at the moment is the 16th-century Fountain of Neptune by Bartolomeo Ammannati, called Biancone by Florentines for the incredible whiteness of the marble. [The Ferragamo family recently announced a donation of $2.24 million to restore the fountain.]

One of the most amazing spots in the city is the Corridoio Vasariano, or Vasari Corridor, which connects the Uffizi Gallery to Palazzo Pitti, crossing the Arno River. You need special authorisation to visit - it's amazing by night. And I also love the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, in particular his enormous mechanical wings.

My favourite wine bar is Cantinetta Antinori, a beautiful example of Florentine architecture of the mid-15th century. I feel at home here - the Antinori family has been close to mine for generations.

For business lunches, and with friends, I love our Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, on the Arno. I'm a fan of the beef tartare and broad-bean risotto.

For shoes, my grandfather's creations were so prolific and amazing, it's impossible to remember all the pieces in the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. Don't miss the "invisible sandals", made with fishing wire.

On weekends I love taking my wife Tini and our three children to Il Borro, where we see my father, Ferruccio, my twin brother, James, my sisters and their families. This is where we play soccer and polo, and celebrate special occasions. James and I have a themed birthday party here every year with friends from all over the world.

My favourite experience at Il Borro is making wine. We're really excited about our "classic method" rosé, Bolle di Borro, released a few months ago and something completely new for Tuscany.

Named after his grandfather, shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, Ferragamo is a member of the family-owned Ferragamo luxury group, and CEO of Il Borro. ilborro.com

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