Eddie Pektuzun, Real Turkish Delight owner.

Ediz Pektuzun stirs up memories of Turkey at Real Turkish Delight

There are only a handful of Turkish delight brands out there; the most recognisable to many Australian households is packaged up in a white box labelled ‘Turkish Delight’, and bordered with a red and golden Turkish motif. The Pektuzun family have been the ones behind the business since they started, Real Turkish Delight or RT Delight, in 1974 producing these boxes of lokum, Turkish delight, … Continue reading Ediz Pektuzun stirs up memories of Turkey at Real Turkish Delight

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

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

Dutch Waffles with honey on wooden background

Around the world: Dutch

Given that it can get quite cold in The Netherlands, Dutch cuisine is quite hearty consisting usually of some meat and vegetables, in particular potatoes. The Dutch also enjoy seafood with their favourite fish being herring eaten raw or pickled. Cheese is another favoured menu item in any traditional Dutch restaurant, often eaten as part of breakfast – or really anytime of the day. Popular … Continue reading Around the world: Dutch

Bavarian pretzel

Around the world: German

Germans bring meaning to ‘comfort food’ with their insatiable appetite for all kinds of meat, but mainly pork, beef, and chicken. They enjoy braising it, and sometimes pan-frying. But their most favoured way to enjoy their meats is in sausage form. The varieties of sausages are almost endless, depending on the combination of meats and spices, and whether it’s smoked, parboiled, or grilled. The Italians … Continue reading Around the world: German