Polenta is made from grounded cornmeal.

In the pantry: Polenta

Polenta has been around since the Roman times but was previously made using various starchy ingredients such as spelt and chickpeas; these days polenta is made from cornmeal. When made right, the canary yellow cornmeal can either be boiled until it’s soft and creamy, or left to set as a solid cake before being baked, grilled, or fried until golden and crisp. To many, polenta … Continue reading In the pantry: Polenta

Anna Polyviou is a pastry chef in Sydney.

At the table with: Anna Polyviou

Executive pastry chef of Sydney’s Shangri-La Anna Polyviou has been pushing the boundaries with her highly-talked about dessert degustations, and recently winning the All Covers best high-tea in Sydney. Most recently, she also made an appearance on MasterChef where she presented her take on a carrot cake. Over the years, Polyviou has also worked in kitchens including The Bather’s Pavilion and in London’s The Claridges … Continue reading At the table with: Anna Polyviou

Ocean trout sashimi recipe

Recipe: Sashimi of ocean trout with ponzu

est. Restaurant executive head chef Peter Doyle shares an ocean trout sashimi recipe that will make you rethink how to appreciate a piece of good and fresh fish. Serves 8 600 g ocean trout fillet, cleaned, sliced 2 pink grapefruit, peeled, segmented 20 g wasabi root, scraped 1 red chilli, seeded, finely diced ½ telegraph cucumber, peeled, batons 2 tablespoons ocean trout roe 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Recipe: Sashimi of ocean trout with ponzu

Community Table looks at couscous in the pantry.

In the pantry: Couscous

Couscous is a type of semolina, which is a coarsely grounded up wheat used to make pasta and cereal. It has long been a staple in North African cooking such as Moroccan, Libya, Tunisia, and to a lesser extent the Middle East. To us, these days it’s the answer to quick simple mid-week dinners because it can go so well with stewed meat and vegetables. … Continue reading In the pantry: Couscous

Kanelbulle is a Swedish cinnamon roll

Around the world: Swedish

Maybe if it weren’t for Ikea, most of Australia would be clueless about what exactly is Swedish cuisine. For most part, the giant retailer paints quite a good picture of what Swedish cuisine is all about. While it’s not something they created, the Swedes do really enjoy sugary breads such as cinnamon buns, and meatballs. This Scandinavian country also know how to enjoy their seafood, … Continue reading Around the world: Swedish