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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Moscow

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

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

When I first went to Moscow more than 30 years ago, it was called "the Big Village". Now Pushkinskaya Square lights up like Las Vegas.

My local canteen is Moloko, a downtown café open 24/7 in a former Soviet dairy shop. For the sinful, it serves especially penitent food during Orthodox Lent. It's fun to see people discussing business deals and leg waxing over plates of buckwheat and cabbage.

A common hazard in Moscow restaurants is deafening music and multiple TV screens showing continuous catwalk scenes - so boring you start to hallucinate. CDL, by contrast, is a quiet spot in a beautiful mansion that serves great traditional Russian food. One half is trendy and redesigned, the other is for members only who are served Soviet-style dishes such as chicken Kiev, pirozhki and borsch by women in old-fashioned uniforms with aprons and those odd tiara-style hats. I became a member recently after opening Measure for Measure.

We take visitors to the Eliseevsky food shop on Tverskaya: masses of food brilliantly displayed, basically unchanged from Tsarist times. A great place to buy Russian biscuits, chocolates, caviar, and vodka, of course.

Who knew Moscow has great ice-cream?

For the finest Russian art I love the Tretyakov Gallery. The icons in particular are breathtaking.

With more than 250 theatres in the city, I try to see work by my friends and colleagues at the Bolshoi, Moscow Art Theatre, Pushkin Theatre and Theatre of Nations.

On a rainy afternoon I love seeing the paintings I know well at the Pushkin museum.

The quintessential Moscow experience is a long evening in a friend's apartment. You really have to spend a night sharing vodka and pickles with Muscovites to discover what they're really like.

Declan Donnellan is the artistic director of Cheek by Jowl theatre company.

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