Join Shane Delia as he takes a break from Maha, his restaurant in Melbourne's CBD, to embark on an exotic Spice Journey that takes him to his homeland of Malta, and then on to Lebanon and ancient Persia. Delia's genuine enthusiasm for food and culture comes together in an aromatic blend of colour and taste in this brand new food and travel series in which he shares a gastronomic pilgrimage together with his cheeky personality and zest for life. Shane Delia's Spice Journey premieres on Thursday, 2 May at 7.30pm on SBS ONE.
In series three Matthew has moved on from Puggle Farm to greener (and bigger) pastures of Fat Pig Farm, where he continues to serve up a delicious feast from the paddock to the plate. Follow Matthew and his family, Sadie and Hedley, as they face the challenges of farm life all while discovering the culinary delights of home-grown produce.
Gourmet Farmer series 3 screens on SBS on Thursdays at 8.00pm from 14 March.
Internationally renowned chef, Yotam Ottolenghi features in Jerusalem On A Plate, which premieres on SBS ONE on Thursday, 21 February at 8.30pm, and also Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast which screens on Thursday, 28 February at 8.30 pm (4 episodes over 4 weeks).
The critically acclaimed seven part series Lyndey & Blair's Taste of Greece returns to SBS One at 3:30pm on Sundays.
The series is a beautiful tribute to Lyndey’s 29 year old son, Blair who passed away on Sunday, 17 April 2011 from Acute Myloid Leukemia. 'He was the most positive person I had ever met, and it was a joy and a privilege to have been his mother. It still hasn’t really sunk in’, says Lyndey.
Seeking culinary delights, adventure and antiquities, Lyndey and Blair, toured the fascinating Peloponnese with a film crew in 2010. The result, Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece, showcases the cuisine, culture and beautifully undiscovered land of this region, which is so accessible to Athens.
The series follows Lyndey and Blair as they cook, eat, drink and engage with the locals they meet along the way – a charming yet eclectic mix of home cooks, wine the cuisine of the Peloponnese has a starring role, the historic heart of Greece is not overlooked as ancient sites are explored with an adventurous edge, full of humour and insight. The unique mother/son relationship between Lyndey and Blair adds another layer of fun and banter.
'This is a road show like no other,' says Lyndey, 'not quite your average family holiday – and we are both food-seeking missiles.
'Travelling and shooting a television program with your mother is a little out of the ordinary! The beauty of a mother son relationship on camera is that you can't fake it, or replicate it, all the complexities have been built up over 29 years,' Blair explained just days before his sudden demise.
The companion book of the same title, a joyful collaboration between mother and son, is also out now. It contains beautiful location photography, amusing anecdotes and over 80 authentic yet fresh recipes. makers, producers, chefs and restaurateurs.
If you've seen any of the preview advertisements, you may have already picked favourites from the 2013 MY KITCHEN RULES contestants. In this series, teams from across the country join Mani Feildel and Pete Evans as they welcome new guest judge, Colin Fassnidge, alongside returning guest judges Guy Grossi, Karen Martini and Liz Egan. There will be triumphs, kitchen fires, laughter, tears and plenty of opinionated guests as they battle the clock and their nerves to plate up on time!
MY KITCHEN RULES launches on 28 January on the Seven Network, after the Australian Open tennis. Will you be watching?
SBS’s highly acclaimed and hugely popular food series Food Safari returns to our screens on 14 February. According to SBS Publicity, series four is 'a visual feast, a foodie’s dream and a celebration of the evolving and thrilling world of Australia’s emerging food scene'.
The ten-part series of Food Safari screens on Thursdays at 7.30pm from 14 February 2013 on SBS ONE.
Having spent much time in Italy, Nigella Lawson has a passion for Italian cooking and is back on our TV screens with a range of quick and easy, no-fuss Italian dishes. Nigellissima screens at 8:30pm Thursdays from 3 January, 2013. For more information about the series, visit the web site.
Entertaining at Christmas can seem like a daunting taste, but with coaching from Lyndey Milan and the Lifestyle FOOD Channel, you'll quickly master a traditional Christmas or Modern Christmas feast.
'I want people who don't entertain all the time not to get stressed at Christmas when it's their turn to cook lunch or dinner for family and friends. There are so many great dishes in the series which suit both a traditional or a contemporary meal,' Lyndey says. 'I want to give you some options that will highly impress your guests and keep your stress level low.'
On the traditional menu is smoked trout mousse, clove-studded glazed baked ham with accompanying mustard fruits, craisin and apple relish, a traditional stuffed and roasted turkey with vegetables. There's also white Turkish delight rocky road. All the dishes look superb and Lyndey makes it seem so simple.
For a contemporary take on Christmas, Lyndey prepares smoked crisp-skinned duck breast with spiced pickled cherries, white almond gazpacho with seared scallops, a seafood platter with chimichurri sauce, chipotle mayonnaise, salt-crusted standing rib roast of beef, roasted baby beets, baked parsnip with garlic and thyme, Bernaise sauce, baked Atlantic salmon with salsa verde, minted tomato salad, potato salad, raspberry ripple nougat parfait, and berries with sparkling shiraz syrup and white chocolate mousse. Seriously good food and seriously simple under Lyndey's knowledgable instruction.
Lyndey’s Cracking Christmas episode 1 Traditional Christmas premieres on the Lifestyle FOOD Channel on Monday, 10 December; and episode 2 titled Modern Christmas screens on Monday, 17 December, both at 8.30pm.
My mouth was watering as I watched Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall collect fist sized walnuts fresh from a nut orchard in Devon and then bake them into a walnut and honey tart, accompanied by creamy celeriac ice cream! (Watch this space, I'm going to try that recipe!).
Drop net prawn fishing is next, the most sustainable way of catching prawns. The prawns are cooked on the wharf to capture that exquisite 'sea fresh sweetness' and then, back in the kitchen, tossed into fiercely hot oil, with a pinch of garlic and chilli, a dash of cider brandy and a knob of butter. Served in martini glasses, this makes for a delicious prawn cocktail no matter what the season or what part of the world you're in, methinks.
Also on the menu, there's an array of bite sized canapés, including chestnut and sage soup, and tender free range wild boar with roasted Brussels sprouts, parsnip puree and boar stock gravy. And then those walnuts again. What a cracker of a Christmas get together!
The River Cottage Christmas Special will screen on ABC1 on Saturday, 22 December at 6.00pm.