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.
It’s French in name but global in nature. In Spain during Lent, families make torrija with stale bread soaked in milk or wine, honey and spices. Hungarians refer to their iteration of French toast as bundáskenyér, or furry bread, to be enjoyed as an evening snack.
At this family restaurant, $15 gives you unlimited rice and serve-yourself vegetables and curries. Just one look at this plate and you'll be making dinner plans.
Paris Can Wait
Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humour, wisdom, and much more.
These triangular pasties are based on a Lebanese speciality called fatayer, and use soft bread dough, rather than pastry, to enclose the filling.
This croissant-cannoli hybrid from Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne.
What in the world?!
Last week: Sticky vanilla and coconut sago cakes that look like cute mythical sea creatures.
These simple-to-make cakes are popular in Indonesia, especially during Ramadan as part of a fast-breaking spread. Cantik means “pretty” in Bahasa and manis means “sweet”, although they are not so sweet as the name might suggest. Their prettiness comes from the deployment of pink and green dyed sago pearls, which you can easily find an Asian grocer.
Now, the fun part. Can you guess this dish? The answer will be revealed in next Friday’s installment of Weekend Binge.
This golden tart has the elements of the French classic - a crisp pastry base and sticky caramel topping, but replaces apples with pineapple laced with Cointreau and chilli.
A few unconventional elements are the secret to this fragrant French toast's appeal - crunchy peanut butter, plum jam and five-spice.