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