A Middle East Feast

Thursdays 8pm on SBS Food and streaming free on SBS On Demand.

Creamy rice embraces nuts, spices and sweet syrups in these breakfast and dessert favourites.
From fragrant rice bowls to vegan Turkish mince with hummus, bring the generous, full-flavoured joy of a Middle Eastern breakfast to your table.
Commonly mistaken for filo or puff pastry, brik is a Tunisian specialty that is enjoyed with different sweet and savoury fillings across the Middle East.
From comfort bakes to zesty salads, here are some of our favourite ways to use up a few flatbreads.
Award winning chef Shane Delia hosts A Middle East Feast, drawing upon a multitude of cultural influences to recreate Middle Eastern food traditions.
Turn your favourite bowl of hummus into a charcoal-scented treat with a few drops of liquid smoke. The hummus makes a great snack as-is but a mushroom topping...
Malabi is a sweet milk pudding that can be eaten plain but is often topped with a rose-scented fruit syrup. Ehud Malka takes his to the next level with...
This spicy fish stew has origins in the state of Libya with the name chraime deriving from the Arabic word for hot. 
Often touted as a healthy alternative to chocolate, carob is so much more. The earthy caramel flavours pair well with savoury food, much like chocolate in a...
M'hencha is a filo pastry snake, rolled with a rich almond, white chocolate and ginger filling, with a few drops of rosewater for fragrance. Dress with rose...
Knafeh is a beautiful and intriguing Middle Eastern dessert made with stringy kataifi pastry and filled with mozzarella cheese.
This Middle Eastern rice pudding is sweetened with a boozy anise liquor-flavoured sugar syrup and fresh strawberries atop.
Standing somewhere between ice-cream and frozen yoghurt, Shane likes to pair this frozen dessert with a slice of sweet, crispy m'hencha.
These stunning-looking boiled eggs are rolled in dill and served atop a hot mix of roasted capsicum, thin slices of basturma and Aleppo pepper for a good kick.
As if haloumi wasn't amazing on its own, we wrap it in stringy pastry, deep-fry it, then slather on a divine honey, pine nut and lemon dressing.
A dish popular in Egypt and the Levant, fatteh consists of zesty chickpeas and a garlic yoghurt heaped over toasted flatbread, dressed with toasted almonds and...
These side dishes often accompany other centerpieces like haloumi wrapped in kataifi pastry and Turkish eggs rolled in dill with bastourma and capsicum.

Sensational Spice Journeys

From Moroccan medinas, Turkish meyhanes, to the kitchens of southern Spain, we reminisce and bask in the spice sensations that Shane Delia splashed over our screens. #SpiceJourney

Find out about the history of spices used in Middle Eastern cooking and the dishes they can be found in.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a chef who's more committed to the idea of ‘hospitality’ than Shane Delia, who has the word tattooed on his upper arm. ‘Fortis et...

Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey

In his latest spice journey, Australian chef Shane Delia heads to Morocco and southern Spain to discover the region's mix of Moorish flavours. Find out where...
In the second stage of Shane’s odyssey through the Middle East, Shane Delia travels to exotic and mysterious Turkey.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a chef who's more committed to the idea of ‘hospitality’ than Shane Delia. Let Shane take you on a culinary pilgrimage to explore...