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Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw.
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5 Oct 2021 - 11:03 AM  UPDATED 20 Oct 2021 - 4:57 PM

--- The Cook Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Food at 7.00pm and 10.00pm. It will encore on SBS Food at 11am weekdays and at 3.30pm on SBS. SBS Food will air a marathon on Sundays at 2.00pm, and series will be made available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. --- 

 

Adam Liaw, author and TV presenter is joined each night by two food-loving friends for a half hour of good fun and conversation as they cook up a variety of dishes centred around a nightly theme. Whether it’s an ingredient, a style of cuisine or cultural inspiration, Adam whips up his dish first before his guests follow suit with easy to follow recipes and tips for viewers to follow at home in time for dinner.

There will be celebrities, culture, food, and lots of laughs in a series that will provide everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike.

Episodes 1 to 125 here
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 101 to 125
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 76 to 100
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 51 to 75
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 26 to 50
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 1 to 25
SBS Food has been busy cooking up a fresh new food show, The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, and with 200 episodes, it’s the biggest commission in the network’s history.

Episode 126 | Duck | Hong Kong Week

Airs 7:00pm Monday 11 October, 2021 on SBS Food

It’s Hong Kong week on The Cook Up and we’re starting off with a Cantonese classic - duck. Host Adam Liaw, Mastermind host Marc Fennel, and Hartsyard’s Dorothy Lee create their ultimate duck dishes. 

RECIPES
Lap mei fan (Hong Kong cured meat claypot rice)

This traditional Chinese claypot dish serves up a variety of cured meats with a homemade sweet soy sauce.

Duck sang choy bao

Being a fattier meat than chicken, duck sang choy bao is just that more delicious. With ginger, cloves and honey, it's slightly sweet and has plenty of umami.

Five-spice duck noodles

Aromatic five-spice powder is used extensively in Hong Kong cuisine and is beautiful as a seasoning for fatty duck meat.

Episode 127 | Cantonese | Hong Kong Week

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 12 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Juicy Banana chef duo Sam Young and Grace Chen are in the Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw, to create their ultimate Cantonese dishes!

RECIPES
Cha siu chicken wings

This is just one of my mum’s simple, delicious home-cooked recipes. I grew up eating this and it’s one of my favourite dishes. Using Lee Kum Kee cha siu sauce is definitely a short cut to make a delicious home cooked meal.

Har lok (Cantonese soy sauce prawns)

Wok fried in a blend of sauces with oyster tomato, Worcestershire and soy all bringing their respective flavours to these easy prawns.

Sweet 'n sour pork

This is my mum’s recipe for sweet and sour pork and I still love it as much as I did as when I was a kid. And, yes, those are strawberries!

Episode 128 | From The Bay | Hong Kong Week

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 13 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Canton Kitchen’s Jason Chan and owner of Sydney restaurant Nel, Nelly Robinson are in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw cooking up a seafood inspired storm!

RECIPES
Garlic and chilli soy cuttlefish with BBQ milk bread

The cuttlefish absorbs the chilli right up for a spicy dish accompanied with a soy butter and soft bread.

Pippies with XO sauce

XO is a sauce that is named after a high-end drink with expensive ingredients and back in the days served at high-end restaurants but now a staple condiment in all restaurants across the world. 

Typhoon shelter prawns

Taking its name from Hong Kong's emblematic safe-haven for boats in intense weather, the prawns are deep-fried in chilli, spring onion and black beans.

Episode 129 | HK Street Food | Hong Kong Week

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 14 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw, Canton Kitchen’s Jason Chan and executive chef at Lilly Mu, Brendan Fong, are in The Cook Up kitchen tonight creating some classic Hong Kong street food.

RECIPES
Curry fish balls

Fishballs are a common ingredient in Asian cooking. They make this a really easy curry as they absorb the spices and sauces.

Hong Kong egg tarts

These classic Hong Kong tarts don't call for many ingredients, but the tricky part is to not overcook the egg to ensure that perfect creamy consistency.

Stir-fried beef with potato

This dish is my version of a classic dish you would find at any daipai dong in Sham Shui po.

Episode 130 | Dumplings | Hong Kong Week

Airs 7:00pm Friday 15 October, 2021 on SBS Food

To end our epic Hong Kong week host Adam Liaw is joined by Bodhi’s Heaven Leigh and Sun Ming’s David Chan in The Cook Up kitchen to create a Cantonese favourite - dumplings!

RECIPES
Spinach and water chestnut dumplings

One of the most versatile foods in Hong Kong, this steamed dumpling recipe tastes just as great if you wish to use a different folding or cooking method to make pot stickers, wontons, shui jiao, and even gyoza.

Classic wontons

These are classic wontons made with dried shrimp, prawn meat and pork shoulder, boiled and scattered with spring onion.

Shui jiao (basic boiled dumplings)

This recipe makes quite a large quantity of pork dumplings, but they can be frozen for those cheeky late-night snacks.

Episode 131 | Nostalgia

Airs 7:00pm Monday 18 October, 2021 on SBS Food

The Lebanese Plate’s Lina Jebeile and MasterChef alumni Kylie Millar join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen as they create some of their favourite foods from their childhood.

RECIPES
Homemade labneh

Labneh is a thick and tangy strained yoghurt, almost cream cheese-like. A staple in every Lebanese household, it is eaten like a spread or with Lebanese bread for dipping served with a side of olives, cucumber and tomatoes.

Once-cooked chips with chip salt

Start this dish with a little time to spare to allow the potatoes to chill before frying. You can even do it the day before.

Toasted marshmallows

I loved school holidays because my sister and I would always entertain ourselves by cooking in the kitchen. I remember the first time we discovered how to make marshmallows and had a go at them before a big bonfire night.

Episode 132 | TV Dinners

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 19 October, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up host Adam Liaw is joined in the kitchen by food writer Tori Haschka and head chef at One & Only Wolgan Valley, James Viles to whip up some quick and easy dinners you can eat in front of the TV.  

RECIPES
Quinoa poke bowl

These poke bowls are one of the quickest things to cook, particularly if you keep some quinoa cooked in the fridge. It’s bowl food at its best (and also handy if you have kids that are obsessed with sushi).

Hong Kong mince and peas

Easy peasy! This meal is a quick throw-together of rice, beef mince, peas and classic Cantonese flavours like dark soy sauce and white pepper.

Lasagne jaffle

If you have left over lasagne in the fridge, then simply wedge a piece between two pieces of buttered bread and toast in a jaffle iron for the easiest TV dinner ever.

Episode 133 | Curry

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 20 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Music icon Jimmy Barnes and his wife Jane join Adam Liaw in the Cook Up kitchen to create their ultimate winter curries!

RECIPES
Red roast duck curry

From concerts to curry, Jimmy Barnes does it all. His duck curry is done in 20 minutes, featuring lychees and Thai basil for a fragrant meals.

White curry lamb (safed maas)

Known in Rajasthan as safed maas (literally ‘white meat’) this white lamb curry is mild and fragrant. 

Green lobster curry

Jane Barnes shares how to make a spicy Thai green curry from scratch, with lobster, bush chillies and decadent coconut cream.

Episode 134 | Saturday Night Dinners

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 21 October, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up host Adam Liaw invites Saturday Night Pasta cookbook author Elizabeth Hewson and Good Food Guide editor Myffy Rigby into the kitchen to create their ultimate and easy Saturday night dinners!

RECIPES
Chicken and clove ragu with reginette

This is the perfect summertime ragù. It follows the same slow and gentle cooking principles that all ragùs require, but the result is light and zesty, yet satisfying, in the only way a ragù can be.

Chicken with bacon, mushrooms and vermouth

This is a good one for if you wish to upgrade from a chicken tray bake; with speck, cream, wine, vermouth and butter. Pure indulgence.

Jacket potato party

This is a lo-fi, high returns approach to Saturday night dining, when your motivation is hang-time with your friends, not spending hours in the kitchen.

Episode 135 | Eggs

Airs 7:00pm Friday 22 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Ethiopian cook Tinsae Elsdon, head chef at The Old Fitz, Anna Ugarte-Carral, The Cook Up Host Adam Liaw create their favourite egg dishes in The Cook Up kitchen. 

RECIPES
Bernaise sauce with crudites

This is a classic French sauce that can go with most meats, fish, and vegetables. Traditionally only the liquid from the reduction is used, but I like to just blend the cooked shallots into the final sauce.

Enqulal firfir (Ethiopian scrambled eggs)

This dish is one of Ethiopia's favourite breakfasts.

Square sausage and egg sandwich

Make your own sausage mince and sandwich it between slices of toast with silky scrambled eggs and BBQ sauce for a monster breakfast sanga.

Episode 136 | Fast Food

Airs 7:00pm Monday 25 October, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up kitchen plays host to Adam Liaw, DJ/writer Andrew Levins and host of SBS’s Water Heart Food, Palisa Anderson, as they create their very own renditions of fast food.

Episode 137 | From The Sea

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 26 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Cookbook author Analiese Gregory and Monday Morning Cooking Club’s Lisa Goldberg, join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen to recreate some from the sea favourites.

Episode 138 | Simply The Best

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 27 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw is joined in The Cook Up kitchen by meteorologist and food writer Magdalena Roze and TV presenter/chef Hayden Quinn and they create simple dishes everyone will love.

Episode 139 | Childhood Fave 

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 28 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Ethiopian cook Tinsae Elsdon and head chef at The Old Fitz Anna Ugarte-Carral show host Adam Liaw their childhood favourite dishes in The Cook Up kitchen.

Episode 140 | Pumpkin

Airs 7:00pm Friday 29 October, 2021 on SBS Food

Top chef Colin Fassnidge and TV and radio personality Yumi Stynes drop by The Cook Up kitchen to cook some Halloween inspired pumpkin dishes with host Adam Liaw.

Episode 141 | Chicken Breast

Airs 7:00pm Monday 1 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Every Night of the Week’s Lucy Tweed and owner of Woodcut restaurant Ross Lusted, cook dishes with host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen, using a favourite ingredient - chicken breast.  

Episode 142 | Stir Fry

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 2 November, 2021 on SBS Food

TV presenter and self-proclaimed crap housewife Jessica Rowe and food writer Tristan Lutze are in The Cook Up kitchen as they create their ultimate stir-fry dishes with host Adam Liaw… and one has a very interesting twist!

Episode 143 | Olive Oil

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 3 November, 2021 on SBS Food

TV presenter Jan Fran and Melbourne’s Maha Bar’s Shane Delia join host Adam Liaw in The Cook up kitchen as they create some classic dishes using olive oil.

Episode 144 | Cherries

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 4 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Australian food icon Lyndey Milan and Fabbrica chef Hugh Piper are in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw as they cook dishes using an Aussie summer favourite ingredient - cherries! 

Episode 145 | Most Requested

Airs 7:00pm Friday 5 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw, CWA President Stephanie Stanhope and CWA Woy Woy member Amy Scott cook their most requested recipes together in The Cook Up kitchen.  

Episode 146 | 10-Minute Dinners

Airs 7:00pm Monday 8 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw, Nel restaurant chef, Nelly Robinson and Bondi Harvest chef, Taylor Cullen are in The Cook Up kitchen to create their ultimate 10-Minute dinners!  

Episode 147 | Takeaway

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 9 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Comedian and radio presenter Joel Creasey and media personality Melissa Hoyer join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen to re-create their ultimate takeaway orders.  

Episode 148 | Easy Desserts

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 10 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw is joined by Bodhi’s Heaven Leigh and Sun Ming’s David Chan in The Cook Up kitchen to whip up their ultimate easy desserts.

Episode 149 | Chilli

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 11 November, 2021 on SBS Food

There are many levels to our humble theme tonight! Host Adam Liaw, Hartyard’s Dorothy Lee and Mastermind’s Marc Fennell are in The Cook Up kitchen to create their ultimate dishes featuring chilli.

Episode 150 | Picnic

Airs 7:00pm Friday 12 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw, TV presenter and self-proclaimed crap housewife Jessica Rowe and Woodcut’s Ross Lusted are in The Cook Up kitchen to whip up their ultimate dishes to take on a picnic.