--- The Cook Up with Adam Liaw's second season airs weeknights on SBS (Ch.30) at 6.00pm and 7.00pm on SBS Food (Ch.33). All episodes available anytime 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 centered 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.
Episode 1 | Reinventing the Meal
Airs 6:00pm Monday 8 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Chef and restaurateur of the Ho Jiak brand Junda Khoo, and executive chef of Nour and Aalia; Paul Farag are in The Cook Up Kitchen with Adam Liaw as they put their spin on some classic dishes.
Whole baked John Dory is an easy way to have a show piece for dinner and great way to eat more fish, especially because it doesn’t contain many pin bones like most other fish. It’s perfect with served bread, rice and or salad. You could also cook the whole fish on a barbecue flat plate instead of the oven.
Sang har mee is a popular dish in Malaysia where crispy noodles are topped with a luscious seafood gravy, enriched with egg. The gravy softens the noodles to a pleasant chewy texture when served.
Episode 2 | Aussie Italian
Airs 6:00pm Tuesday 9 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Adam, model Samantha Harris and chef Karl Firla are saying Buongiorno to The Cook Up Kitchen as they explore Italian dishes with an Aussie twist.
This is a simple way to deliver an interpretation of an Italian classic. It is a great technique to simplify what can be a challenge in its traditional form as Arborio or Carnaroli risotto.
Sometimes simple is best, spaghetti and meatballs is no exception. Sam uses turmeric in her red sauce which adds a little earthy depth and keeps it looking vibrant and red.
Episode 3 | Super Soups
Airs 6:00pm Wednesday 10 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Adam, chef Sharon Salloum and social media foodie Morgan Hipworth are in The Cook Up Kitchen upgrading the humble soup to something super.
The best part about being ill in the Salloum family is mum’s chicken soup. What I love most about it is that it is so light and beautifully seasoned. The broth melts ever so slowly all the way down into your stomach, making it the perfect pick-me-up for a cloudy head.
This Thai classic is full of flavour, with lemongrass, galangal, lime and chilli. It's hot, it's sour, it's zesty, and incredibly aromatic!
Episode 4 | Great British Grub
Airs 6:00pm Thursday 11 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
The British high commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell, and executive chef of Nel Restaurant; Nelly Robinson, join Adam in The Cook Up kitchen to make some great British grub.
Packed with flavour and nutrition, this easy dish will be a perfect way to add extra iron and vitamin into your diet!
For the great crisp finish, make sure the beer is nice and chilled, and that you gradually whisk it into the flour mix for an even coat.
Episode 5 | One Pan Dinner
Airs 6:00pm Friday 12 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
To prove that great dinners don’t require a lot of equipment Adam, journalist Jason Om and creative Jenevieve Chang are in The Cook Up Kitchen cooking with only one pan.
An easy casserole of grilled lamb chops, thinly sliced potatoes, split peas and butter beans baked in tomato soup. Betty was our Jewish confidante who helped Dad and I cook for ourselves after mum died when I was 12 years old. This recipe saved our lives!
"I can never go past a good eggplant stir fry. This version is inspired by Wayne Shen @foodiechina888 on Tik Tok".
Episode 6 | Celebration Food
Airs 6:00pm Monday 15 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Let’s get the party started! Adam, performer Mitch Tambo, and chef Aline de Freitas are in The Cook Up Kitchen making food to celebrate.
Episode 7 | Food on Tour
Airs 6:00pm Tuesday 16 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Former bachelorette Brooke Blurton and satirist Mark Humphries join Adam in The Cook Up Kitchen to share their best dishes for when you’re travelling.
Episode 8 | Dish from my Travels
Airs 6:00pm Wednesday 17 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Fancy a holiday? We’ve got the next best thing. One of the youngest head chefs in Australia Luci Khan and food writer and presenter Sofia Levin join Adam in The Cook Up Kitchen to make some delicious dishes from their travels.
Episode 9 | Go to Weeknight Dinner
Airs 6:00pm Thursday 18 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Adam, paralympian Gold Medallist Ellie Cole and Head Chef of Arthur’s in Surry Hills Tristan Rosier are brightening up your Monday to Fridays by cooking their go-to weeknight dinners.
Episode 10 | Citrus
Airs 6:00pm Friday 19 August, 2022 on SBS and 7:00pm on SBS Food
Journalist Mahnaz Angury and head chef Danielle Alvarez join Adam in The Cook Up Kitchen to create three delicious dishes using the most versatile of fruit groups – citrus.