Editor's Note

Summer is all about entertaining – whether that means enjoying long balmy afternoons with friends over a few nibbles and cocktails or spending a morning shopping for special ingredients to create a memorable dinner party like our epic Chinese banquet. More family and food memories can be found in deputy editor Selma Nadarajah’s visit to her family home in Malaysia. But back to simple summer entertaining – check out our Cuban feature.

Alix Davis

Bring the world to your kitchen

Features in this issue

Ingredient 101: Okra

Also known as 'lady's fingers', okra is the immature pod of a flowering plant in the mallow family. It may be cooked whole or sliced, and has a thick, sticky...

Homegrown: Barossa Valley

Carli Ratcliff discovers the artisan butchers, bakers and winemakers of South Australia’s epicurean heartland, many of whom have drawn from their traditional...

Global roaming: Kuala Lumpur

Each visit to her childhood home of Kuala Lumpur offers Selma Nadarajah a chance to re-immerse herself in her mother’s kitchen where she savours the delights of...
Inspired by this month’s SBS ONE premiere of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, we bring you an epic Chinese banquet featuring enigmatically named dishes, many of...

Chef in action: Mark Olive

This Melbourne-based TV presenter, caterer and writer has made it his business, (literally), to open the country’s eyes to native flavours. Here, the man behind...
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Relish

Salad leaves and vegetables are used in a wide array of Italian desserts such as this one. The key component to this tart is the pasta frolla, a crumbly...
Popular in Malaysia and Singapore, ais kecang, which literally translates as ‘iced beans’, has evolved from a simple dish of shaved ice and red beans into a...
A welcome street snack in Mexico on hot summer days, paletas de agua, or ‘water popsicles’, make the most of fresh seasonal fruits. Watermelon, strawberry and...
Gelato, meaning ‘frozen’ in Italian, encompasses all types of ice-cream made in Italy. What sets this southern Sicilian version apart though, is its crema...
Featuring orange-blossom water, rice vermicelli and pomegranate seeds, the contrasting textures and flavours make faloodeh a unique frozen treat. This refreshing,...
Delicately flavoured with Indian spices, such as cardamom, saffron and cinnamon, and sometimes other ingredients like rose and mango, kulfi has a dense, rich...