• Pork and tofu gyoza (Justine's Flavours of Fuji)
From comforting Japanese hot pot to cauliflower pizza and oodles of noodles, SBS Food has something to suit everyone’s taste, every day on Channel 33.
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22 May 2019 - 4:08 PM  UPDATED 22 May 2019 - 9:25 AM

We know that not everyone has the same taste in food, and the same goes for food shows. That’s why on SBS Food (Channel 33) we have a vibrant and varied menu ready for anyone to dig into. Kitchen shortcuts? Minutes shaved! Meatless meals? Mondays are calling! Feel like Italian? Bellissima!

Keep scrolling for a sample of what will be whetting your appetite...

But first, how do I tune in?

  • Channel 33 on free-to-air TV
  • Channel 143 on Foxtel
  • Stream on SBS On Demand

Bring on the drool-worthy line-up!

The Urban Vegetarian

Double episodes, Mondays 7.30pm

“When in doubt, just eat real food.”

Meet Desiree Nielsen – half-Portuguese Vancouver resident, mother of two, registered dietitian and she dislikes raw banana - at least banana bread is still on the cards.

Turning everyday vegetables into crowd-pleasing dishes and plant-rich desserts into delights is her game, and she’s here to show you how to do it at home. Life is too short for food that doesn’t taste great – and vegetables needn’t belong in this basket with her tips and tricks!

Think cauliflower pizzas and roast garlic on toast… yum!

Short Cuts to Glory

Double episodes, Tuesdays 7.30pm

For people who can’t cook but want to, this is the cooking show for you. Matt Okine and friends are here to help everyone around the country find their feet in the kitchen, whether it’s tackling spag bol, brownies, or roast chicken.

Build your confidence in the kitchen while keeping a firm hold on your budget with the assistance of favourite cooks and chefs Justine Schofield, Katherine Sabbath, Dan Hong and more. And Katherine Sabbath proves you don't have to be a baking guru to nail an epic birthday slice.

Two Greedy Italians

Wednesdays 7.30pm

These guys need no introduction. The godfathers of Italian cuisine, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, return to Italy together to remember their own pasts and discover how the culinary capital of the world is changing the way it cooks and eats.

Watch Carluccio and Contaldo create dishes using local ingredients as well as some of their favourite food traditions along the way. All we can say is prepare to be immersed in the Italian tradition, along with ways in which Italian life is changing. One thing holds true, however – the pursuit of authentic, heartfelt food.

Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings (ndundari con salsa di pomodoro e basilico)

This is one of my favourite recipes from home. These little dumplings with tomato and basil sauce are traditionally made in my home village of Minori on the feast day of the town's patron saint. When I return to Minori, it pleases me to see this now on the menus of the best restaurants, so that not only locals but also tourists can enjoy this simple, but truly delicious dish.

Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey

Thursdays 8.30pm

British chef, restauranteur and cookbook author Rick Stein takes us on an epic culinary journey through east Asia’s diverse food cultures.

Navigating the Chinese and French influences on Vietnamese food, discovering Cambodia’s distinctive Khmer cuisine, and the light and fragrant flavours of Bangladesh is but a small portion of the many flavours to taste along the way.

From traditional family-run restaurants to street vendors, night markets and fishing villages, there’s a whole spectrum of dishes on Rick’s to-eat list, and you’re invited.

Instant Noodle Diary

Double episodes, Fridays 8.30pm

Ready in just 3 minutes. Instant satisfaction.

With more than 100 billion serves consumed every year, instant noodles are a big deal. Aside from providing a convenient way to stave off hunger, they’ve also been rolled out in emergencies, feeding those after natural disasters.

From huge instant noodle manufacturing plants to cosy cafes dishing up instant noodle specialities, Instant Noodles Diary brings you the diverse flavours, nuances and peculiarities of Asia, one cup at a time.

Destination Flavour Scandinavia

Double episodes, Saturdays 9.30pm

In what is possibly the healthiest and happiest part of the world, Adam Liaw immerses himself in culture, history and cuisine - all in true Scandi-style - to explore the notion of The New Nordic food revolution and the effect it has had on the region and possibly our future. 

6 times Scandi food was delicious, but kind of confusing
On his trip through Norway, Denmark and Sweden, Adam Liaw devoured plenty of Scandinavian classics, but it’s the not-so-ordinary nosh that we’re curious about. Reindeer salami? Porridge-only cafes? Curried banana pizza?

Justine’s Flavours of Fuji

Double episodes, Sundays 7.30pm

Justine Schofield heads to the home of Mount Fuji in Japan, Shizuoka, to experience Japan’s incredible food offering and the culture behind it.

Meeting local artisans and producers, Justine discovers the extraordinarily rich tradition behind the ingredients and dishes that are quintessentially Japanese.

From sweets too pretty to eat (almost) to cold weather-perfect hot pots and real-deal wasabi straight from the farm, prepare to eat through your eyes, and dab away the drool.

Wasabi's herbal heat is for more than just sushi
There's no match for real wasabi. It's distinctively herbaceous, grassy, delicate and even slightly sweet—making it an extremely versatile ingredient (that won't blow your head off).

Still hungry?

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