• Shortcut sausage meatballs. © BBC (BBC)Source: BBC
What a week in food. Stay in the loop this weekend with a portal to Peru, shortcut meatballs and egg fruit. Here are the top headlines… #WeekendBinge
Camellia Ling Aebischer

16 Aug 2019 - 11:13 AM  UPDATED 16 Aug 2019 - 11:13 AM

Since you’ve been so good all week, we have a few treats up our sleeves to binge on this weekend. Feel like a cooking project? You bet we’ve got the right dish. Want to venture out for a new snack? We've got your back. In need of a social clip to laugh at? Even better!

Hope you’ve got an appetite because here is your weekly serving of what to read, eat, watch and feed this week in the world of the food-obsessed. Just bring yourself.


Cooking good food is empowering me to beat cancer

“When you’ve got cancer and are going through chemotherapy, the last thing you want to think about is food. You don’t generally have much of an appetite. And the truth is the act of eating can sometimes be draining, especially after the first few days of chemotherapy. But I still need to eat,” says Nikki Ebenezer, who is using wholesome food as an opportunity to feel stronger through her cancer experience.

"Even though my appetite isn’t as big as it used to be, cooking has since become my therapy."


Corretto: the Italian coffee that’s NSFW

Is 2019 the year of the falafel?



This CBD cafe is a portal to Peru

You’ll want to time your visit because Aldo Orihuela’s house-made empanadas sell out fast at his Sydney CBD Peruvian eatery. It’s beloved by the Peruvian community so much so that customers have even donated some of the café’s decorations.

"When we changed the business we thought we were only going to cook for Peruvians. Now we're cooking for South Americans who love Peruvian food – Chileans, Colombians, pretty much all Latino people and customers who want to try new things," says Orihuela.

A piece of Peru in the heart of Sydney's CBD.


The vegan lasagne here is so good it’s inspired marriage proposals

Here are all the amazing ways you can enjoy halva




Destination Flavour China

Adam Liaw embarks upon his adventure across China, beginning in his mum's hometown of Beijing, he then travels through the provinces that gave birth to the eight great regional cuisines of China. And while this series is about food, travel, history and culture, it's also got an even deeper personal aspect for Adam as he returns to the island of Hainan, his father's ancestral homeland.



Nigella’s shortcut sausage meatballs

Nigella is full of helpful tricks to make our time in the kitchen more care-free. In this series she focuses on Italian classics, offering up this clever trick to make meatballs in a flash. Instead of faffing about with mince, egg, parmesan and seasonings she just squeezes the meat from a quality Italian sausage. Bellissimo!

Shortcut sausage meatballs. © BBC



Sambuca kisses



This little tropical goodie is called an egg fruit, named for both its colour and crumbly texture similar to a hard-boiled egg yolk. Apparently, it differs in taste, with a flavour similar to roasted pumpkin or sweet potato.

What in the world?!

Last week: Dragon’s beard candy, China’s answer to fairy floss.

Discover the delicious sugary joy of Dragon Beard candy
Said to take their name from the power of the dragon, these Chinese sweets require a deft hand to make.

Can you guess this dish? The answer will be revealed in next Friday’s instalment of Weekend Binge.

Chocolate fried eggs

Eating bush foods has helped me reconnect to my Indigenous culture
Proud Kamilaroi, woman Tracy Hardy, tells SBS Food how reconnecting to country and traditional Indigenous food has helped her to feel emotionally, physically and culturally strong.
The beauty of everyday ingredients inspired this chef to find mental peace
Chef Matt Golinski tragically lost his wife and three daughters in a house fire nine years ago. He tells SBS Food how his passion for beautiful, natural produce enabled him to work through grief and become mentally healthy again.
Would you eat bread made with 4500-year-old yeast?
The result is "incredible" – according to its baker Seamus Blackley, self-described 'bread nerd' and creator of the Xbox.
Fat Pig Farm at home: Three courses for winter
Live your best farm to table life for a night, with three courses from Matthew Evans' personal recipe archive.
What about sustainable vegetables?
The carbon loss from soil degradation might be an oversight for those thinking about sustainable eating.
Put island life on your plate with Caribbean street food and spice
From super-fresh seafood to spicy jerk, the food of the Caribbean is as vibrant and diverse as the islands themselves.