• Coming up on SBS Food (The Great Australian Cookbook)Source: The Great Australian Cookbook
Put away the popcorn, you’ll be craving more than a snack after seeing what SBS Food is bringing to your screens in the New Year.
19 Nov 2019 - 2:53 PM  UPDATED 20 Nov 2019 - 9:13 AM

If a spring clean in the kitchen is in your sights, don’t even think about throwing out the wok, or hiding that pasta maker. SBS Food has been hard at work all in the name of bringing you plenty of new fresh food ideas and insights from every delicious corner of the globe.

Spanning this summer and next, your screens will be filled with wok-fired noodles, pizzas of the world, and a taste of the Top End, just to name a few reasons to get your buds into gear.

Silvia Colloca (left) and Diana Chan at SBS Upfronts

At the SBS Upfronts event today (Tuesday), food all-stars Diana Chan and Silvia Colloca were on hand to announce the highlights for SBS Food's programming slate over the next year. Needless to say, we wish we were eating while that announcement happened.

This is what your favourite food channel will be dishing up… #alwayshungry

The Great Australian Cookbook brings recipes from the homes of the nation's culinary legends.

The Great Australian Cookbook

Starts Friday 13 December, 2019 at 8:30pm

Over 11 episodes The Great Australian Cookbook takes you on an adventure right around Australia to meet the nation’s culinary legends. The series features a range of top chefs and cooks as they share their joy and love for food – with the recipes they cook for their family, friends or staff.

Starring the following well known and well-loved chefs and cooking sensations: Maggie Beer, Peter Gilmore, Matt Moran, Darren Robertson, Frank Camorra, Peter Russell-Clarke, Clayton Donovan, Paul West, Simmone Logue, Anna Polyviou, Matt Wilkinson, Matt Stone, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Ronnie Kahn, Victor & Evelyn Liong, Rayleen Brown, Merle Parrish, Nick Holloway, Gilbert Lau, Rodney Dunn, Ross O’Meara, and Sharon & Carol Salloum.

Asia Unplated with Diana Chan is a brand-new series coming to SBS Food.

Asia Unplated with Diana Chan

Starts Thursday 19 December, 2019 at 7:30pm

MasterChef Australia 2017 winner Diana Chan invites audiences into her kitchen to learn a few Asian favourites and also bring to life family traditions from her friends and colleagues from the food industry. The brand-new series kicks-off with a flavour bang as Chan delves into the vibrant pop behind Vietnamese cooking. And why stop there, as South Indian, Cantonese and Japanese flavours are also making a play for the plate.

Throughout the series Chan is joined by a range of notable guests including Jerry Mai, Gary Mehigan and 2018 MasterChef winner Sashi Cheliah to cook a range of Asian dishes, as well as touring some of her favourite eateries across Melbourne. 

Silvia Colloca shares her family recipes on the brand-new series.

Cook Like an Italian with Silvia Colloca

January 2020

Food writer and SBS's very own Silvia Colloca feels most Italian when she is in her kitchen. She still bakes with her mother, shares good food with friends and of course, cooks for her family but if you don’t have a treasured dowry of Italian home cooking know-how passed on to you from generations of Nonnas and Mammas, relax… because Silvia does and she’s eager to share it.

Silvia takes you by the hand to discover a new approach to everyday cooking, while guiding you through the tantalising world of authentic Italian home-cooking with her trademark enthusiasm and flare. Each episode features three dishes cooked by Silvia in her kitchen, trips to Italian delis, markets, and bakeries in search for the freshest ingredients, and a ‘Nonna’s corner’, where Silvia shares the tips and techniques passed on to her by her two nonnas.

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Life is all about balance and Skehan leads by example.

Donal’s Cook, Eat, Burn!

February 2020

Donal's Cook, Eat, Burn! sees Donal Skehan showing viewers how to cook healthy and delicious recipes that are designed to help us become more active and fuel fitness activities. In each of the six episodes, Donal shares his own new recipes, specially selected to enhance the day of physical exertion ahead. From kayaking to rock climbing, boot camp to mountaineering, and cycling to coast-eering, Donal cooks the ideal dishes to complement an energetic lifestyle.

Some of the travel-friendly feasts include tahini crunch noodle salad, spiced fish with mango salsa, beetroot burgers and filo pastry pie. Drooling yet?

Slice with Adam Richman

March 2020

Pizza lovers assemble! American TV host Adam Richman, known best for his competitive eating show, Man vs Food, takes viewers on an around-the-world eating adventure, seeking out the greatest slices of local food and culture. The series travels the world in search of the best of our favourite comfort foods. Pizza is the launching point - just one category of more than 160 styles of global flat breads, topped with everything from the rockstar favourite Italian sauce and sausage, to Armenian lamb and goat cheese - even Indian potato naan.

Jimmy Shu (right) and Amye Un, Darwin's laksa queen.

Jimmy Shu’s Taste of the Territory

April 2020

Hosted by renowned Chinese-Sri Lankan Territorian chef Jimmy Shu, viewers will explore a diverse food scene unlike any other in Australia, through the sights, smells, breathtaking landscapes, and stories of the Top End’s most celebrated and hidden foodies. From renowned chefs to the street food of the famous Darwin markets, the resilient produce farmers, Indigenous bush foods, and food-obsessed local home cooks, Delicious Darwin takes you on an adventure to meet the region’s most fascinating people through their love affair with food.

Shu will guide the Top End culinary journey of multicultural influence from folding dolmas and frying mung bean doughnuts to cooking up citrus butter mud crab and exploring the best of Kakadu's bush foods.

Catch it all on-screen at SBS Food (channel 33), or later on SBS On Demand.  Until then we're just going to bake some of Silvia Colloca's lemon and almond biscotti... #justbecause

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Pineapple tarte tatin

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. 

WATCH: Silvia's ricotta, choc + cherry tart
This decadent dessert has all your bases covered: buttery pastry, liqueur-spiked ricotta, crowning cherries and a layer of chocolate to boot. If you're making the tart to-go, assemble at your destination so the pastry stays nice and crisp.
Why we’re girl-crushing on Silvia Colloca
Haven’t heard of Silvia yet? It’s time for an education. The food blogger and joyous Italian mama will soon grace our TV screens with show Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca and we’re pretty darn excited. From Tuscan stew to almond biscotti, the sassy belle from Abruzzo is winning us over, one glug of extra virgin olive oil at a time.