Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S3.
5 Aug 2022 - 8:02 AM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 3:32 PM

--- 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 John Dory

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 with king prawns (crispy egg noodles with king prawns)

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.

Potato gem shepherd’s pie

Here's a clever way to turn potato gems into a crowd-winning dish, with plenty of vegetables and flavours. 

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.

Koshihikari risotto of baby peas

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.


Quick and easy spaghetti and meatballs

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.

Classic Margherita pizza

Once you master this simple pizza dough and sauce recipe, you'll never want to eat takeaway again.

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.

Warm chicken and rice soup (shorbet jej wa riz)

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.

Tom yum goong

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! 

Happy marriage soup

With plenty of greens and herbs, this hearty flavourful soup with meatballs and orzo will sure to be your family favourite. 

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.

Liver and bacon with mash and gravy

Packed with flavour and nutrition, this easy dish will be a perfect way to add extra iron and vitamin into your diet!

Fish and chips

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. 

Toad in the hole with sailor’s gravy

Adam has added a little Asian twist to this British classic, toad-in-a-hole, with sailor's gravy containing shiitake mushrooms and dark soy sauce. 

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.

Betty’s casserole

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!

Garlic eggplant stir-fry

"I can never go past a good eggplant stir fry. This version is inspired by Wayne Shen @foodiechina888 on Tik Tok".


Black pepper beef noodles

This is a must note one-pan-dinner, with tender strips of beef and vegetables, tossed in black pepper sauce. Add a bird's eye chilli for extra spice!

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.