Andrew McConnell
Steak tartare is a very important part of the classic French bistro. Often horse is used. Personally, I prefer the beef. I’ve eaten quite a few versions, using various cuts of meat. I’ve seen it with an aged piece of beef, but I prefer to use fresh cuts. The tenderness is not an issue because you’...

Greening cities

Vivienne Skinner
Singapore is leading the world in greening its urban areas – an example Australia, as it exits another record-breaking summer, could do well to follow.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

Gillian Terzis
LA’s Museum of Jurassic Technology presents a disorienting collection of true, plausible and unlikely artefacts, enjoyably posing more questions than answers.

Geoengineering against climate change

Greg Foyster
While some scientists claim solar geoengineering could be our last, best hope to deal with climate change, others say it will open the door to entirely new risks.

Queer connections on the road

Nathan Smith
Making connections overseas can be challenging, but, for the author, a candid yet fleeting exchange provides unexpected direction.
Andrew McConnell
One of the best ways to cook zucchinis is over coals. I usually split them down the middle and cook them on the cut side only. I cook them until they are al dente, if that term can apply to more than pasta. I season the cut side for 15 minutes before I put them on the coals, and then cook until...

Blanco Renaissance Museum, Ubud, Bali

Patrick Lau
Above Ubud’s thronging streets there’s an eerie quiet within a Spanish artist’s rococo fantasy filled with nudes and Michael Jackson.
Andrew McConnell
Racks of lamb for spring, with a northern Chinese twist.

Ancient Aboriginal DNA and repatriations

Cheryl Jones
A new genetics study into the movements of First Australians will bolster the campaign for the return of Aboriginal remains held in institutions around the world.

Ménière’s disease and hearing disorders

Michele Tydd
Hearing impairment is underestimated and costly, but a new inquiry is set to amplify attention on the problem.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Cindy MacDonald
It’s not always easy to quiet the mind, even under the venerable direction of a monk in a Buddhist temple.
Andrew McConnell
A timeless classic – just don't open the sun-dried tomatoes.

Nights out in Glasgow, Scotland

Kate Hennessy
Glasgow’s live music venues – from a pub built in 1792 to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – are testament to the unbridled passion of the locals.
Alyx Gorman
In Christopher Esber’s debut show at New York Fashion Week, he continues his pursuit of the ‘alpha woman’, this time with an automotive edge.
Andrew McConnell
Exotic salads that transport the flavours of the Middle East and Asia.

MRT and three-parent babies

Kemal Atlay
Britain has approved an IVF technique to prevent mitochondrial disease from being passed on to children, resulting in babies with three biological parents.
Andrew McConnell
From breakfast to dessert to hangover cure, French toast ticks all the boxes.

Polar bear spotting in Churchill, Canada

Patricia Maunder
Watching polar bears in the wild tundra offers the thrill of a close encounter, but the terrible feeling such experiences may soon be impossible.

Santiago, Chile

Jonathan Holloway
The Melbourne Festival artistic director visits Santiago to scout for performances at a time when truths and freedoms are being upturned across the world.

The clown doctors of Lady Cilento

Andrew McMillen
In hospitals throughout Australia a dedicated troupe of clown doctors dispenses therapeutic comic relief.
Andrew McConnell
A delicious dessert with a very honest name.
Andrew McConnell
Talking Turkey with a tasty seafood sensation.

Shin Hinomoto, Tokyo

Hamish McDonald
Beneath one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines is an izakaya bar run by an expat Englishman, the inheritor of his Japanese family’s long-running deal in the city’s famous fish market.

Biology-inspired smart fabrics

Michele Tydd
A UNSW professor has created a type of fabric that replicates bone tissue, with potential for wide-ranging medical, commercial and safety applications.

A funeral at Melk Abbey, Austria

Roslyn Jolly
An unexpected outing during a visit to Austria allows access to the secret life of a monastery town.