Editor's Note

Dust off your bike and join us for our special Tour de France TV Dinner feature. A slightly less strenuous form of competition is mahjong – the tile-based game that’s popular across Asia. We recently joined the Tan family and their friends for an afternoon of mahjong and Malaysian flavours, and came away equally enthusiastic about both. Winter weather begs for warming dishes, so we’ve made sure there are plenty in this issue.

Alix Davis

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Features in this issue

Ingredient 101: Hearts of palm

Hearts of palm are, quite literally, the hearts of the palm tree.
It might not be easy on the eye, but the "potato of the humid tropics" is a beloved staple from Asia to Africa. Its creamy flesh and velvety texture can be...

Essay: Arwa El Masri

The wife of former NRL player Hazem El Masri stepped into the spotlight when she penned her memoir. Here, in time for Ramadan this month, the author reflects on...

Homegrown: Albury Wodonga

Australia’s first and largest migration centre closed its doors more than 40 years ago, but as Karen Fittall discovers, its legacy remains, bestowing a rich...

Celebrate: Mahjong afternoon

Gatherings at the Tan family home in Sydney are always lively affairs and this occasion proved no exception. We joined them on a winter’s afternoon for a game of...

Chef in action: Hassan M’Souli

Think you know your couscous and tagines? Sydney-based Moroccan chef Hassan M’Souli shows how it’s really done.

Relish

Lightly cured in salt, then in olive oil, salmon "my way", may well become your way once you try it. The fish becomes tender and delicate and is the perfect dish...
Once you've got the knack of making the dough and assembling these savoury Brazilian pastries, it's easy to adapt the filling to suit and even experiment with...
This Italian recipe of beetroot and ricotta filled pasta is a stunning vegetarian dish. A classic sage butter sauce is given some extra texture with poppy seeds.
Cornmeal dumplings are deep-fried in this classic American recipe. They are wonderfully crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Traditionally served...
The only problem with these deep-fried crumbed morsels is that they'll disappear as fast as you can make them. With "kushi" meaning skewer in Japanese and "age"...
Traditionally eaten cold with salad and pickles, scotch eggs are perfect for picnics or lunchboxes. To achieve the perfect soft-boiled egg, cook them for exactly...