Kafeneion's Greek fillo orange cake with orange syrup (portokalopita)
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3d ago
Co-owner of Melbourne Greek pop-up Kafeneion, Stavros Konis, shares his Greek-style orange cake recipe with orange syrup that uses fillo instead of flour for an interesting texture. Serve with Greek yoghurt, glacé oranges and baby mint leaves for a memorable Greek dessert. "This recipe from Katerina Malindretos, my best mate's mum, uses fillo rather than flour," says Konis. "It's like a magical sponge cake with a very interesting texture ..read more
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Greek lamb meatballs with orzo, tomato-garlic sauce and fried oregano
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4d ago
Greek-style lamb meatballs with orzo and fried oregano are a Mediterranean delight. Our lamb meatballs recipe is bursting with savoury flavours, from the juicy lamb to lemon-infused orzo, then finished with the vibrant herbaceous touch of fried oregano. Replace white bread with gluten-free bread to make gluten-free meatballs and swap out orzo for long-grain rice to make a gluten-free version of this dish ..read more
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6 luxe Queenstown Airbnbs the alpine adventurer should consider booking
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5d ago
Whether you're seeking a thrill or a breath of alpine air, Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island is a destination – steeped in rugged grandeur and opportune adrenalin – to consider this year. Below, we take a look at some of the best Queenstown Airbnbs to come back to after a long day on the lake or slopes – from Jacks Point hideaways to Queenstown lakeside villas. Lakehouse Villa 3, Queenstown Best for: lakeside cosying Just three minutes-drive from the heart of Queenstown and 10 minutes from the airport, this lake house is perfectly positioned for exploring the South Island's natural wond ..read more
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Prawns with basil verde and seared scallops seafood platter
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6d ago
This seafood platter of barbecued prawns and seared scallops served with basil verde and ponzu pickled cumquats is primed for summer entertaining. Plus, it will become a crowd favourite come Christmas. Prep the elements of the seafood platter the morning of, then all this starter needs is five theatrical minutes on the barbecue and a final flourish or two ..read more
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Licence to chill: a sommelier's guide to chilled red wine
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1w ago
There's a rule I always cite when I'm training staff at the various restaurants I write wine lists for. I call it the "20/20 rule" (which makes it easy to remember). Generally in this country we drink our whites too cold and our reds too warm so put your reds in the fridge or an ice bucket 20 minutes before you drink them and take your whites out of the fridge for the same amount of time. For reds this slight chill "tightens" up the wine, allowing the alcohol to sink among the fruit flavours and firm up the tannin structure ready for it to be enjoyed with food. Some red varieties are more suit ..read more
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How to make crostata
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1w ago
Well executed basics are at the heart of this Italian crostata, as with many Italian desserts. Pasta frolla is the sweet pastry dough of Italy, dating back to the late Renaissance; while marmellata is a jammy preserve that makes the most of bright berries. Notably, crostatas differ from tortas, typically by its filling: crostatas have a more rustic chunky filling, whereas tortas have a smooth, blended filling. In this instance we've made a sweet blackberry and apple filling that's offset by warming ginger. Looking for variations on the perfect sweet pie? Check out our best sweet pie recipes. F ..read more
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The Eastern & Oriental Express returns to service as luxury rail travel becomes top trend in 2024
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1w ago
Travellers thirsty for a taste of old-school glamour and opulence are flocking to Singapore, where Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express returned to service this week, embarking on a three-day journey through Malaysia. Billed as a "travelling memoir" and the sister of the infamous Orient-Express train, the glamorous locomotive paused services during the pandemic, with all 15 carriages undergoing a major refurbishment, including its two signature dining cars led by culinary director André Chiang. The relaunched Eastern & Oriental Express line will offer two seasonal itineraries this year ..read more
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Best pancake recipes of the sweet and savoury kind
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1w ago
Sweet or savoury? Breakfast, lunch or dessert? Pancakes are as versatile as they come. For those more inclined to traditional homemade pancakes for the ultimate weekend breakfast treat, where the success really comes down to the pancake batter of wet ingredients (milk, melted butter, eggs) and dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar), we have ample recipes for fluffy pancakes. But if you prefer savoury over sweet, you'll want to try our recipes for okonomiyaki, banh xeo and kimchi noodle pancakes. Here are our best pancake recipes of the sweet and savoury kind. Gourmet Travell ..read more
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Malaysia Airlines launches massive multi-day international flight sale
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2w ago
Business class flights to Europe for a steal, reduced airfares to Japan and a quick trip to Asia for less than $700 return are all on offer as part of the Malaysia Airlines Holiday Special flight sale. Running from today, 13 February, until Monday 26 February, the multi-day international flight sale has flights to over 50 destinations — with international airfares starting from as little as $669. Fares are available between February and November 2024, as long as they are booked by 26 February. The Holiday Special fares are offered from four Australian capital cities — Sydney, Melbourne, Adelai ..read more
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GT at Sea: Aboard Oceania Cruises' new ship, Vista
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2w ago
In an ocean of high-end cruise ships, Vista is distinguishing herself as the clubby glamazon who gives more than she takes. Heidsieck Monopole is the house Champagne and included at base level. WiFi, shore excursions and specialty restaurants are all included too. If vessels are considered female, as per nautical tradition, then Vista is the "Rich Aunty", making sure her guests are thoroughly looked after. All they have to do is turn up. With smaller than average ships (1200 guests) and a focus on fine food, Oceania Cruises has always sat in the premium pocket of the cruise market – the point ..read more
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