Editor's Note

Welcome to the first issue in our special summer entertaining series – where we’ll be giving you all you’ll need to make this festive and holiday season deliciously simple. We’re big believers in starting the day as you mean to go on, so get off to a good start with our globally inspired breakfasts that are designed for early socialising. For many of us, this time of year is the perfect chance to sit down with friends and family and share a long leisurely meal – we’ve taken traditional festive offerings and given them a new spin.

Alix Davis

Bring the world to your kitchen

Features in this issue

Essay: Alex Perry

He is one of Australia’s most revered fashion designers, but for all the glitz and glamour surrounding his creations, on the food front, Alex Perry loves...

Homegrown: Kangaroo Island

Alix Clark meets the more recent arrivals to Kangaroo Island, drawn from all corners of the globe by its rugged coastline, abundant wildlife, spectacular produce...

Global roaming: Shanghai

This prized delicacy is only available a few months of the year, but a visit to Shanghai would not be complete without a taste of these flavoursome crustaceans.
In Portugal, we don’t have French toast; we have rabanadas (which are also known as fatias de paridas, depending on which region in Portugal you are from).

Celebrate: Thanksgiving dinner

There was plenty to be grateful for when these American families joined forces to celebrate their cherished holiday in style, with a turkey and all the trimmings....

Relish

Since relocating from Shanghai to Melbourne 15 years ago, David Zhang, the restaurateur behind Oriental Tea House and David’s in Prahran, is familiar with the...
This colourful, flavourful recipe from South America is a must-try this summer. Chargrilled corn, lima beans and fresh mango make up the salad, which is topped...
I adore a fool, which is essentially a soft, mousse-y concoction of fruit and cream, or in this case, fruit, custard (yummo!) and cream. Use any soft fruit that...
The meringue mushrooms and marzipan decorations will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week. The iced cake will keep, covered in plastic wrap, for up to 3...