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!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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