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Sake Double Bay to host Japanese feast

This Sydney hot spot is throwing away the rule book to create a delicious journey through the culinary history of Japan for one night on Tuesday, July 21.

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Din Tai Fung

Cult hit: Xiao long bao dumplings at newly-opened global dumpling chain Din Tai Fung..

Michael Harry The Taiwanese chain and its cult xiao long bao have finally arrived in Melbourne. Is it worth the wait?

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Japanese sweet potato and black olive, served on a rock.

This degustation is a culinary roller-coaster that's equal parts kitchen alchemy, art, breathtaking imagination and just plain good cooking.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Fourth of July recipes

There's no better excuse to indulge in the big flavours of American cooking than that country's Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. So paint your tastebuds red, white and blue with these great US-inspired recipes.


Why drones and rabbits work

Researching a toy drone as a present for his son inspires Bryan Martin's paella recipe.

Rabbit as a hearty meat is a perfect winter warmer, however you find yours. Photo: Kitanovic Aleksandar

Photo: Kitanovic Aleksandar



Weekly wine guide

Ralph Kyte-Powell talks you through his top drops, from bargain bottles to best Aussie reds.




Chris Shanahan reviews South East Brewing Behemoth Black Ale and St Louis Kriek Lambic.

A bottle of Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin.

A berry good gin move

How Canberrans Jesse Kennedy and Griffin Blumer formed their own crowdfunded micro-distillery - Poor Toms Gin.



Replay video

Brent Savage's perfect poached eggs

Brent Savage from Yellow in Sydney's Potts Point creates his slow cooked poached eggs in an onion consomme. (02:22)