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12 reasons to buy a one-way ticket to Turkey

It’s the birthplace of baklava, Turkish baths and (weirdly) Saint Nicholas; the namesake of America’s native bird; and the setting for Shane Delia’s latest Spice Journey. If you need more excuses to become an expat, read on.
1. You can conquer the king (prawn)When Julius Caesar overthrew the Turkish kingdom of Pontus, he said, “Veni, vidi, vici” (translation: “I came, I saw, I conquered”). To feel equally triumphant, we suggest you cook, and swiftly devour, Somer...

Our best celebrity chef recipes

Over the years, we've collected prized recipes from all the big guns, including Heston's perfect mash, Madhur Jaffrey's masala roasted chicken, and Margaret Fulton's ricotta pancakes with fig jam. Take this hotlist into the kitchen.
1. Rachel Khoo's boeuf bourguignon with baguette dumplings"Each region in France uses their own local red wine for this dish, so you don't need to use a bottle of Burgundy! Dumplings made from leftover baguettes make a great alternative to...

Why Aussie cuisine deserves a “coming of age” party

We've come a long way from meat and three veg. These days our prawns are Sichuan pepper-coated, our fish fingers fancy, and our melting moments gluten-free. So charge your glasses for the flavours Down Under. 'Strayan cuisine is all grown up!
1. We’re schooled … on prawnsNothing says Aussie summer more than a bucket of prawns and an icy cold beer. Go one better with these babies from the food dept. Coat your crustaceans in salt and Sichuan pepper, then dip into coriander and lime aioli...

Blog Appétit: Little Upside Down Cake

This week in SBS Food’s Blog Appétit – our round up of food blogs worth bookmarking – we bring you Little Upside Down Cake.
The creative force behind this blog-meets-organic-bakery is Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Sanda, a self-confessed maths nerd, began her working life in IT, then threw it in to explore another calling: food and photography....

16 OMG meals for the part-time vegetarian

Flirting with vegetarianism is cheap, colourful, and generally leaves you feeling like you've done yourself a solid. We've harvested our most impressive meat-free meals, in the hopes that your dalliance with veg is an ongoing one.
1. This is what morning glory looks likeIt's no bacon-and-egg roll, but that's the beauty part! Iranian white zucchini omelette with mint and melting cheese can be made with almost any mix of vegies and herbs. White zucchini (deceivingly pale...