It's been a rocky road for Australian politics with another year of drama, intrigue and instability. Does make you wonder if there are any politicians that can be counted on. Thank goodness that veteran political journalist, Annabel Crabb, is back to seek out the most fascinating people in Federal Parliament and force them to eat cake even if they really don’t want cake.
The humble kebab is a one-thousand calorie icon of our fast food culture and late-night rite of passage, but what really goes on in the world of kebabs? Kebab Kings is an original three-part series, narrated by Australian actor Shane Jacobson (Kenny, Jack Irish) and produced by CJZ, follows the staff and customers at two of Australia’s most popular kebab shops across three of the busiest weeks of the year leading up to Christmas.
Cooks and food enthusiasts have much to celebrate with the news that SBS will dish up a 24/7 menu of food inspiration when it launches its new television channel, Food Network, dedicated to the world of food on Tuesday, 17 November 2015.
One of my favourite food and travel programs, Italy Unpacked, returns to our screens at 8.30pm on Thursday, 22 October 2015 on SBS.
Shane Delia is back on our screens with a brand new, ten-part spice journey that sees him seeking inspiration for new recipes in the ancient and exotic cuisines of Morocco and Spain.
Life Inside the Markets screens on 7Two on Sunday afternoons at 3.30pm (commencing on Sunday 3 May) for 12 weeks. Read my full article about this program here.
Croydon-born cook and food writer Rachel Khoo demonstrates her imaginative flair for the cuisine in two new series on SBS – Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Cosmopolitan Cook and Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook – London.
In the first series Kitchen Notebook – Cosmopolitan Cook Rachel is off on her travels and just a short plane hop from her London home Rachel uncovers a world of culinary inspiration. Immersing herself in different cultures and cuisines she records the special things she finds in her notebook and uses these gems of inspiration back in her London kitchen - cooking up a host of delicious new dishes for friends.
Take a journey with Rachel as she explores exotic locations of Istanbul, Princes’ Island, Stockholm, Swedish Archipelago, Barcelona, Costa Brava, Nice, Provence, Naples and the stunning Amalfi Coast.
Rachel’s second delightful series on SBS in 2015 is Kitchen Notebook – London which finds the acclaimed cook and food writer living back in the city where she was born and bred, getting re-acquainted with one of the world's most exciting capitals and its fantastic food.
The delightful ten part series commences on Thursdays at 7.30pm from 2 April 2015 on SBS ONE. Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBSfood
Acknowledging that the word has now taken on a distinctively negative connotation and that the peak of the contemporary hipster is actually behind us, this new six-part series Hipsters is a light-hearted look back at the cultural phenomenon that was.
Samuel Johnson sets off on an international odyssey that takes him from Melbourne to New York, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Detroit, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai meeting bloggers, trend forecasters, artists, photographers, graphic designers, musicians, tattoo artists, artisan bakers, baristas, bicycle couriers and rooftop gardeners.
The six part series of Poh & Co., hosted by the charming, warm and disarmingly honest cook and visual artist, Poh Ling Yeow, begins on Thursday, 2 April at 8pm on SBS ONE. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #PohandCo. Read my conversation with Poh Li here.
Gourmet Farmer’s much loved land lubbers Matthew Evans, Nick Haddow and Ross O’Meara take to the sea to discover Australia’s fascinating history and amazing bounty while having the time of their lives. The six part series premieres Thursday, 19 February at 7.30pm on SBS ONE.
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