Editor's Note

We couldn’t resist the chance to channel Don and Betty Draper with our Mad Men-inspired cocktail party.You’ll love the retro canapés and drinks. We’re also noticing a new-found interest in Middle Eastern cuisine as people discover there’s more to it than tabouleh and kebabs. Our global travels took us to London this month, where we experienced a taste of Jamaica in the heart of England’s capital thanks to Levi Roots, who gave us a tour of Brixton – and the flavours of his childhood.

Alix Davis

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Features in this issue

In the kitchen: Puerto Rican

Drawing inspiration from Latin, African and American cuisines, this "cocina criolla", as the locals call their food, is a colourful melting pot in the north-east...

From the farm: Autumn

Matthew Evans is keen to welcome the first signs of autumn so he can perfect his hearty lamb moussaka and use up the last of summer’s berries in a pretty lattice...
It’s one of the most consumed meats in the world and its popularity is rapidly growing in Australia. From smoky Mexican tacos to a classic Moghul curry, enjoy the...
I grew up in Shenyang in China. My mother was very good at making blini, but I never paid attention because, like many young girls, I thought I was going to...

Ingredient 101: Fenugreek

Native to the Middle East, but cultivated around the world, fenugreek, also known by its plant name trigonella foenum-graecum, is a versatile member of the pea...

Essay: Charlotte Wood

The esteemed novelist recalls that life-changing stopover at a servo on the NSW south coast that sparked an all-consuming love affair with the food she once...

Relish

Almond burfi are an Indian sweet made with sugar, milk powder, ground almond and cardamom. They are often decorated with edible silver leaf and eaten during...
Kulfi is a popular frozen Indian dessert with a creamy, dense texture. Our recipe is mango flavoured but other traditional flavours include rose, cardamom,...
These paneer koftas are the perfect party food option. They are commonly served during traditional Indian festivities, such as a Sangeet. The fluffy ricotta and...
This popular Indian chickpea dish is flavoured with black tea, tamarind and a heady mix of garam masala and cumin. It’s great on its own, or served as part of a...
Combining cabbage, coconut and split chickpeas, this vegetarian dish is best eaten with steamed rice and roti. Flavoured with mustard seeds, turmeric and green...