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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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11 Nov 2021 - 9:51 AM  UPDATED 2 Dec 2021 - 2:03 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 150 here
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | Episodes 126 to 150
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 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 151 | Labneh

Airs 7:00pm Monday 15 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw is joined by food writer Tori Haschka and head chef at One & Only Wolgan Valley, James Viles, to whip up some dishes featuring a Middle Eastern favourite - labneh!  

RECIPES
Tartines with labne, roasted red grapes and walnuts

The roasted red grapes add a delightful sweetness that balances the labne. You can also swap them for cherries, or another stone fruit if needed.  It makes a great brunch dish, or starter.

Labne with broad beans and herbs

This labne creation could easily be served as a starter to a bigger spread, or for a lighter brekkie with freshly toasted Turkish bread and smoked salmon.

Labne with cucumber, shiso and nori

A refreshing salad with creamy labne, fresh cucumber, vibrant shiso and sesame oil.

Episode 152 | Lebanese

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 16 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Mother-daughter duo and owners of Sunday Kitchen, Karima Hazim and Sivine Tabbouch join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen to cook some amazing Lebanese dishes. 

RECIPES
Stewed okra and tomatoes

A comforting Lebanese stew with tender okra, juicy tomatoes, fresh coriander and cinnamon for spice.

Eggplant fatteh (Fatteh bi batenjan)

Fatteh is a very popular peasant dish eaten all over Lebanon. It is traditionally prepared with bread, chickpeas, garlic-tahini-yoghurt sauce and fried pine nuts. However, over the centuries it has evolved to hero many ingredients such as eggplant, lamb and chicken to name a few.

Dressed Lebanese sausages

Ma’anek are a traditional mezza served throughout Lebanon. They are quite small, pack a punch and are usually filled with beef and lamb, chilli and pine nuts in a sheep's casing. In Tripoli, the ma’anek are tossed in a pomegranate and garlic, lemon sauce and served with Lebanese bread to mop up the juices.

Episode 153 | Special Occasion Dinner

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 17 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw is joined in The Cook Up kitchen with Juicy Banana duo Sam Young and Grace Chen to create their special occasion dinner ideas.

RECIPES
Lobster with e-fu noodles

E-fu are Chinese egg noodles that are said to bring a long life to they who consume them, and thus they're a popular appearance at birthdays and celebrations.

Mud crab with ginger, shallot and mushrooms

Ginger shallot sauce or style is a very typical style in Cantonese cuisine. For a special occasion dinner, cooking seafood is very luxurious and special. Usually ginger and shallot is used to get rid of the unpleasant smell or taste from seafood or poultry. It also adds flavour but at the same time without overpowering the protein.

Surf and turf

Adam dresses this grill classic with butter, brandy, wine, cream, and a dash of fish sauce.

Episode 154 | Brunch

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 18 November, 2021 on SBS Food

The Old Fitz head chef Anna Ugarte-Carral and Chiswick head chef Francois Poulard cook their ultimate brunch creations with The Cook Up host, Adam Liaw. 

RECIPES
Lobster omelette

When cooked Australian lobster is on special this is a fun, luxurious brunch option.

Hot smoked salmon kedgeree with turmeric eggs

Kedgeree is a breakfast dish of rice, fish, spices and eggs. It was popularised in the UK, inspired by India's khichari or khichdi.

Ham, cheese and egg buckwheat galette

Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of crusty cakes but also for the galette Bretonne. It is a pancake made with buckwheat flour and various savoury filling originally from my region, Brittany.

Episode 155 | Plums

Airs 7:00pm Friday 19 November, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up kitchen is where it’s at tonight. Host Adam Liaw, author and food critic Anthony Huckstep and owner of LP’s Quality Meats Luke Powell cook up dishes using plums.

RECIPES
Crisp-skinned Spanish mackerel with plum agrodolce

This recipe is as much about the versatility of plums as it is a crisp-skin fish cooking technique. If you don’t have a fish weight – we can use a pot to weigh the fish down and keep the skin flat on the pan.

Grilled radicchio salad with plums, hazelnuts and guanciale

If it's gorgeous colour you're after, this salad delivers. The juicy plums and crisp radicchio almost blend together, and the hazelnuts add a crunchy texture.

Plum cobbler

Queensland’s Queen Garnet plums are wonderful things. Of course, you can eat them just as they are (or even with a bit of yoghurt) but I think they work really well in a cobbler too.

Episode 156 | Lime Leaves

Airs 7:00pm Monday 22 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Universal Paramount chef Christine Manfield and Bird Cow Fish chef Alex Herbert show their dishes using lime leaves, in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw. 

RECIPES
Oyster, coconut and makrut lime salad

Fresh oysters bathed in a silken coconut cream and finger lime dressing with shredded coconut and makrut lime leaves topped with roe.

Sweet fish sauce with fresh fruits

This salad has the sweetness of the fruit as well as the saltiness of the fish sauce with a pinch of palm sugar, finished off with some tamarind that gives it the sourness.

Turmeric chicken with raw sambal

Sambal matah is a Balinese raw sambal that goes with everything from chicken and grilled fish to the famous Balinese roast suckling pig.

Episode 157 | Staff Meals

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 23 November, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up Kitchen plays host to Nomad head chef Jacqui Challinor and former head chef at Claude’s Chui Lee Luk, and they share the dishes they cook their staff with host Adam Liaw. 

RECIPES
Duck noodles with red cabbage and kale

One of the easiest things to do is buy a pre-cooked duck to shred up and use the meat in fresh dishes like this hokkein noodle and red cabbage dinner.

Anchovy, chilli and broccoli spaghetti

This is my go-to pasta dish when I can’t be bothered to cook, minimal mess, minimal effort but full of flavour and some green stuff in there too!

Dan dan noodles

These noodles would normally be accompanied by a salad or vegetable dish for a rounded meal. Sichuanese suimi yacai from Yibin is readily available at Chinese supermarkets.

Episode 158 | Afternoon Tea 

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 24 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Monday Morning Cooking Club’s Merelyn Chalmers and chef and author Analeise Gregory whip up afternoon tea in The Cook Up Kitchen with host Adam Liaw.

RECIPES
Custard chiffon cake

My mother Yolan Frank was a Hungarian holocaust survivor who settled in Perth. She became the chiffon queen of her community selling out at every charity bake sale.

Puftaloons with jam and cream

These classic Australian pan-fried scones are easy and fast. Perfect for arvo tea with a hot cuppa.

Manuka honey madeleines

I’ve been experimenting with taking processed sugar out of some of my recipes and replacing it with more natural alternatives, such as honey and malt syrups. This is one of the recipes that adapted exceptionally well to honey, and I love the flavour the madeleines get from intense ones such as manuka and leatherwood.

Episode 159 | Haloumi

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 25 November, 2021 on SBS Food

The Lebanese Plate’s Lina Jebeile and Bondi Harvest chef Guy Turland are in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw, to show the many different ways to hero haloumi in your dishes. 

RECIPES
Grilled haloumi, watermelon and mint salad

A fresh combination of juicy watermelon and tomato, warm haloumi and tangy pomegranate seeds, topped with a homemade pistachio dukkah.

Haloumi za'atar chips with pomegranate molasses

This sweet and tangy grilled haloumi on a bed of fresh rocket leaves makes a perfect simple side dish.

Lemon pepper haloumi pasta

In such a simple pasta dish, the haloumi is grated over the top for that salty kick coupling beautifully with the zesty lemon and spicy pepper.

Episode 160 | Cheat's Dessert

Airs 7:00pm Friday 26 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw, Ethiopian cook Tinsae Elsdon and head chef at The Old Fitz, Anna Ugarte-Carral drop in to The Cook Up kitchen to share the favourite cheat’s desserts. 

RECIPES
Persimmons and stracciatella

This is a very easy but fun dessert. It suits me because it’s hardly sweet, and you can pick everything up so easily.

Roasted strawberries with ice-cream and almonds

Easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy.

Baked apples with almond crumble

These simple crumbles are crafted using a cored apple as a base, building the nutty, spiced crumble atop.

Episode 161 | Summer Salads | Summer Week

Airs 7:00pm Monday 29 November, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up host Adam Liaw brings Yellow’s Nina Huynh and food and travel writer Yasmin Newman into The Cook Up kitchen to create their favourite summer salads!  

RECIPES
Charred peach, corn and spinach salad

Salads are a great way to showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables and lighten up any meal. Stone fruits namely, peaches, are so aromatic and versatile and add great colour, texture and balance to a typically savoury dish.

Watermelon and cucumber salad with fish sauce vinaigrette

Crisp cucumber chunks and thin radish slices pickled in a tangy vinaigrette with a slight chilli heat, balanced by the sweet, cool watermelon.

Sukiyaki salad

A fresh, light Japanese salad of thin wagyu beef slices, lightly charred tofu, mushrooms and a mirin dressing.

Episode 162 | Summer | Summer Week

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 30 November, 2021 on SBS Food

Comedian Joel Creasey and Radio TV presenter Myf Warhurst join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen as they create their favourite summer dishes. 

RECIPES
Peach melba granita

This is a really summery, cooling dessert made with the classic Melba flavours of poached peach and a punchy raspberry sauce, topped with decadent ice-cream.

Grilled summer vegetables with cumin dressing

Barbecues can sometimes be a bit dull for vegetarians (even though things are so much better these days with meat replacement burgers etc). This dish is a great vegetarian side or main dish.

Caramelised onion and pumpkin tart

Comedian Joel Creasy shares his easy-as caramelised onion tart with goat's cheese and pumpkin, topped with rocket, ready for entertaining.

Episode 163 | Party Plate | Summer Week

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 1 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Cookbook author Jane Barnes and MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo are in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw to share their ultimate party plates. 

RECIPES
Prawn skewers with Sichuan chilli furikake

Furikake is something usually just scattered over rice, but here Adam uses it to season fresh prawns for a really fragrant spice.

Nonno's mortadella sandwiches

Jock Zonfrillo shares his Nonno's recipe for quick Italian mortadella sandwiches with cream cheese, served alongside a green olive and vinegar dip.

Blistered shishito peppers

Jane Barnes shares her easy recipe for quick chargrilled chillis with a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon. The perfect canape.

Episode 164 | Mango | Summer Week

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 2 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Host Adam Liaw is joined by Universal/Paramount’s Christine Manfield and Longrain’s Martin Boetz in The Cook Up kitchen to create their favourite mango dishes. 

RECIPES
Fish tacos with mango salsa

Warm corn tortillas filled with fresh snapper, a homemade coriander guacamole and a spicy-sweet mango salsa for a great balance of flavours.

Mango and coconut kulfi

This layered mango and coconut kulfi is part Indian dessert and part Weiss bar. What’s not to like?

Grilled prawns with mango and curry mayonnaise

These prawns are brushed withy coconut oil, kecap manis, fish sauce and lime leaves then dressed with a sweet and spicy mango curry mayo.

Episode 165 | Desert Island Dish | Summer Week

Airs 7:00pm Friday 3 December, 2021 on SBS Food

If you were stuck on a desert island, what is the one thing you would constantly crave to eat? Well, The Cook Up host Adam Liaw, singer Christine Anu and actor Remy Hii create just that! 

RECIPES
Kimchi cheese toastie

I don’t know the exact origins of the kimchi cheese toast, but my inspiration came from Chef Roy Choi’s legendary Kogi BBQ Truck in LA where I had their kimchi cheese quesadilla and it blew my mind.

Turmeric barbecued fish with tomato sambal

Turmeric gives this whole BBQ fish plenty of fragrance as it cooks, served with a spicy tomato sambal.

Pineapple cassava cake

Christine Anu's moist cake has plenty of tropical flare with the pineapple and cassava and is topped with a vanilla custard, served with ice-cream.

Episode 166 | Prawns

Airs 7:00pm Monday 6 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Owner of Sydney restaurant Marque, Mark Best and caterer to the stars, Jaimee Foley, join host Adam Liaw, in The Cook Up kitchen to cook and eat their ultimate prawn dishes.  

Episode 167 | Five Minute Snack

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 7 December, 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 to create their ultimate, easy five-minute snacks. 

Episode 168 | Capsicum

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 8 December, 2021 on SBS Food

MasterChef alumni Amina Elshafei and home cook Clarissa Feildel, are in The Cook Up kitchen showcasing the vegetable, capsicum, with host Adam Liaw. 

Episode 169 | Fresh Beans

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 9 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Join host Adam Liaw, TV presenter Linda Marigliano and Yellow chef Nina Huynh in The Cook Up kitchen as they make their favourite green bean dishes! 

Episode 170 | Breakfast

Airs 7:00pm Friday 10 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Host of MasterChef Turkey Somer Sivrioglu and political satirist Mark Humphries join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen to make their ultimate breakfast must-have dishes! 

Episode 171 | Cream Cheese

Airs 7:00pm Monday 13 December, 2021 on SBS Food

The Cook Up host Adam Liaw brings food writer Tori Haschka and food and travel writer Yasmin Newman in to The Cook Up kitchen to create their ultimate cream cheese dishes. 

Episode 172 | Home Delivery

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 14 December, 2021 on SBS Food

TV presenter Julia Zemiro and ex Mr Wong & Lotus chef, Sam Young are in The Cook Up kitchen with host Adam Liaw to create their home delivery inspired meals. 

Episode 173 | Middle Eastern

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 15 December, 2021 on SBS Food

TV presenter Jan Fran and Melbourne’s Maha Bar owner Shane Delia join host Adam Liaw in The Cook Up kitchen to create some Middle Eastern inspired dishes.  

Episode 174 | Christmas Dessert

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 16 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Christmas is approaching so for last-minute food ideas, The Cook Up is here for you! Host Adam Liaw is joined by food icon, writer and presenter Pamela Clark and owner of Andy Bowdy Pastry, Andrew Bowden to create some favourite Christmas desserts. 

Episode 175 | Christmas Roast

Airs 7:00pm Friday 17 December, 2021 on SBS Food

Tonight, it’s all about the classic Christmas roast. Host Adam Liaw, Paramount’s Christine Manfield and Bird Cow Fish chef Alex Herbert are in The Cook Up kitchen doing their best roasts!