Editor's Note

Here at Feast HQ, we’re unanimous in our love of spice. In this special spice-themed issue we investigate spices from allspice to zaatar and have come up with a plethora of delicious recipes along with some fascinating history and little known facts.

Melbourne chef Shane Delia has been enjoying fragrant travels of his own and as his second series of his Spice Journey begins on SBS ONE he shares with us his trip to Turkey, where the series was filmed.
Farmers’ markets seem to be a common sight on a Saturday morning now, but when the Orange Grove Market in Sydney’s Inner West began in 1996, they were the exception rather than the norm. Is there a must-visit farmers’ market near you? Be sure to let us know on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy feasting!

Alix Davis

Features in this issue

Eating out: Echye's Restaurant

Within a multicultural pocket in inner city perth, a family-run restaurant offers traditional and Earthy cuisine from the Horn Of Africa. Gather your family and...
On this spectacular peninsula an hour’s drive south-east of Melbourne, you’ll find passionate winemakers, producers, chefs and small-business owners hopelessly in...

Global roaming: Abu Dhabi

Beyond the cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ultra-luxe resorts, the Emirati culture within the capital of the United Arab Emirates is there to find and offers a...
Cultivated across the world with varied colours, flavours and aromas, honey adds a delicious dimension to both sweet and savoury dishes. The collection of this...

Celebrate: Punjabi wedding

For Harkeet Sandhu and Rupinder Puria, getting married is a celebration that lasts for more than a week. We join them for some of the seven events that make up...
Winter time in Tassie is pretty chilli and Matthew keeps warm by firing up the oven and baking everything from biscuits to a cheesy pasta.

Relish

Almond cookies are made throughout Asia, including in Vietnam, where this recipe is a favourite. Simple to make but delicious, these cookies are buttery and short...
The much-loved smoky eggplant dip, baba ganoush, is a favourite on many tables across the Middle East and beyond. This recipe, from Mijana Restaurant in Abu Dhabi...
Dajaj, meaning ‘chicken’ in Arabic, and machbous, denoting spiced rice, is a popular Middle Eastern dish. It is similar to the Indian dish biryani in that the...
Lgeimat are small fritters, or doughnuts, coated in saffron-infused syrup. They are a popular Emirati dessert, especially during Ramadan.
Bulgur, also known as burghul, is a cracked wheat common in Middle Eastern cuisine. For this salad, we mix the bulgur with lentils and various herbs to create a...
Also known as sebadas, these Sardinian deep-fried pastries are filled with fresh pecorino and drizzled with honey. They were originally eaten by shepherds as a...