From the Food desk

What's happening on plates locally and around the world.

The Baking Association of Australia also says the best pastie in the country is actually gluten-free.
From roaring 20s fruit-parlour luxury to convenience store-level availability, Japan's fruit sandwich (yes, a fresh fruit sandwich) has weathered a long journey.
Swap sweet and sour pork for Chongqing chicken and don't forget to dine family style.
How Melbourne's twilight kebab vans enliven and humanise otherwise unattractive and abandoned parts of the city.
It’s known as the “stomach of France”, where you can have dinner for breakfast, and even the salad is stuffed with bacon.

Eat well

Separate the food from the fad with the latest health news.

A new study provides yet another reason why you should think twice about going on a high protein weight loss diet featuring excessive amounts of red meat.
A study revealing the nut-eating habits of almost 5,000 Chinese adults over 15 years may hold the secret to keeping our brains healthier for longer and preventing...
For nutritionist and the owner of Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen, Jacqui Toumbas, whole foods are hearty, healthy and a means to preserve traditional Greek...
Chicken soups are internationally regarded as beloved comfort food with remedial powers. But how healing can a bowl of poultry-based soup really be?
The science is in. Here's how soy, rice, almond and coconut milks compare, nutritionally, to cow's milk.

Feaster

Your local insider for just-opened restaurants, cafes, bars, food events, festivals and pop-ups. 

This historic Portuguese pavlova is a giant, caramel-infused meringue pudding that has been making mouths water in Brisbane for around 30 years.
Flame-grilled chicken plays a starring role at Sharon Kwan Kitchen, a Malaysian eatery with a multicultural world view.
Expect shanklish (Middle Eastern cheese), updated classics and even a halva semifreddo.
Annual dinner and workshop series, The Travelling Table, is back in Adelaide to celebrate the cuisine of Asian migrants in South Australia.
Learn how to make Somali sambusa, discover the secrets of raspberry winemaking and enter your sponge cake in a bake-off during this week-long festival.
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