Editor's Note

We’ve got your sweet tooth covered with tempting offerings from Adam and Lovaine Humphrey of Sydney’s Arras. Our beautiful layered jelly cover recipe is another dessert you’ll be sure to add to your summer entertaining repertoire. Berlin has been attracting a lot of attention lately, but we’ve bypassed the usual bars to explore the food and culture of the Turkish population in the thriving German city – where kebab stands are almost as prevalent as wurst stalls. And get ready for summer with sunny food from the Amalfi Coast.

Alix Davis

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Features in this issue

Ingredient 101: Sea urchin

The reproductive organs of a spiky sea creature may seem a rather unlikely delicacy, but sea urchin has long been revered in cuisines across the globe.
From the tiny pea to the slender finger variety, here’s how the world’s cooks have harnessed these smoky, bitter, velvety wonders, including Italy’s heavenly...

Essay: Jenny Kee

For internationally acclaimed artist and designer Jenny Kee, the dinner table has special significance. Not only did it host her father’s elaborate Saturday...

Global roaming: Berlin

Germany’s capital of cool is home to a diverse cultural landscape and a melting pot of nationalities. Vanessa Murray meets Berlin’s strong Turkish community who...
Two seemingly disparate nations became allies in history, and the resulting fusion is reflected on the Malkasian family’s table. On this night, they share a...
Adam and Lovaine Humphrey, the husband-and-wife team behind Sydney’s Arras, combine British heritage with European influence and wildly inventive ideas in their...

Relish

Believed to have originated in France in the 18th century, the timbale is a drum-shaped mould which was originally used to cook savoury, custard-based dishes. The...
The eggplant is a favourite vegetable in Japan where it is cooked in a variety of ways, including deep-fried for tempura, added to nimono (simmered dishes), and...
Apple eggplants (green or white and golf-ball sized), Thai purple eggplants and pea eggplants (bitter and the size of large peas) are a common inclusion in Thai...

Garlic chilli paste

Sea urchin has long been revered in cuisines across the globe. If you're not up to the task of preparing the roe yourself, pre-prepared sea urchin roe is readily...