Editor's Note

Guilty as charged – I love eating raw cookie dough. Gingerbread is a particular favourite of mine and, come Christmas time, I usually only manage to turn half the dough into baked treats, while the rest gets eaten, sliver by sliver, straight from the fridge or freezer. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when our food editor, Phoebe Wood, came up with the idea of gingerbread cookie dough ice-cream as part of our festive desserts feature. We wanted to create show-stopping desserts that put a new spin on traditional festive flavours, and the gingerbread dough ice-cream sandwiches (dipped in a crush of praline) is just the start.

Alix Davis

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Features in this issue

Desserts to celebrate

We’ve taken the familiar Christmas flavours you love and turned them into show-stopping deserts that are bound to become new favourites.

Dinner and a movie: Tropfest

Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is coming to SBS. In the lead up to the festival, SBS is screening past winning films on Tropfest TV, and will...

Global roaming: Croatia

An impossibly blue, crystal-clear sea and relaxed rustic fare are the order of the day on Croatia’s Adriatic coast in summer, where you only leave the water for a...

From the farm: Christmas

Using the season’s best produce as his advantage, Matthew Evans cooks a magnificent lunch, complete with irresistible nibbles, for a fresh take on the festive table.
A typical Aussie summer wouldn’t be the same without a fridge full of our favourite seasonal ingredients – watermelon, avocados, peaches, passionfruit, mangoes,...
Meet Gennaro Contaldo, the renowned Italian-born, London-based chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and one half of the Two Greedy Italians.


Who doesn’t adore the idea of a game bird for Christmas? In the absence of a goose (which would be ideal), a large free-range duck, such as a muscovy, has a sense...
Classic cookie dough ice-cream gets a festive feel with this crazy-cool sandwich. Combining gingerbread cookies with gingerbread dough ice-cream (yum!) and rich,...