Editor's Note

What’s the easiest way to carry four pies? By stacking them on top of each other, of course – and that’s how the little-known stack pie of North Carolina was born. We’ve taken the stack pie concept and mixed it with the much-loved American ‘chess pie’ to create the tower of pie that graces this issue’s cover. The pie also provides a surprising sweet point to our One Ingredient, Six Cultures story on vinegar.

Alix Davis

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Features in this issue

At the table: Lebanese mezza

Inspired by the city of Zahlé, known for its mezza restaurants, we bring you a banquet of small dishes to share, from garlicky, lemony chicken wings to spiced...

Global roaming: Okinawa

Dining on Japan’s Okinawa Islands is an adventure at every turn. East meets West to create an eclectic regional cuisine that surprises and excites.

Homegrown: Canberra, ACT

Canberra’s farmers’ markets are stocked full of wonderful produce grown in its fertile surrounding regions. Base yourself in the capital city and follow our farm...

Celebrate: Shearing season

In the heart of South Australia’s Clare Valley, the Lally family celebrate 100 years of sheep farming with a feast showcasing their own succulent lamb.

From the farm: Dairy

Matthew’s love of dairy is no secret and with a ready supply of fresh milk on his farm, it’s used in many family dishes, from sweet kulfi to ricotta gnocchi and...

Relish

Originally created for convenience due to surplus of military rations of packaged taco seasoning and salsa, taco rice is now one of Okinawa’s most iconic dishes....
This simple stir-fry has its roots in over 1000 years of trade history between Okinawa and South-East Asia, Japan, China and, more recently, America. It is the...
Beni shoga is a popular Japanese tsukemono, or pickle, made from ginger. Not to be confused with gari shoga, the pale pink variety often eaten with sushi or...
This Cantonese dish heralds the arrival of a baby. Traditionally made for women after giving birth, it is believed to keep the mother warm and give her strength...
What do you do when you have to make enough pies to feed a whole church congregation, but you don't have enough containers, or wagon space, to transport them? The...
Hailing from Sicily, there are as many recipes for caponata as there are Italian nonnas. Eggplant and other vegetables are slow-cooked in an agrodolce, or sweet...