A Letter From Amanda
Edible moments make up the larger part of my day.
I feel exceptionally privileged to have an office just outside the world-famous Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen, which enables me to embrace, daily, a truly magical relationship with food. Not only do I get to smell the divine aromas drifting across the hall, but I also get to watch the recipe developers creating sweet and savoury masterpieces.
The highlight is when I get to taste these creations and give my tastebuds a work-out. You see, food isn’t just about eating. It’s also about smelling, touching and savouring, which all adds up to creating memorable moments.
We all have different relationships with food at different times of the week. When the midweek panic button is hit, it’s all stations go using easy-to-find, in-season produce to create fast food that hits the spot. When the weekend rolls in, life takes a slower pace and our relationship with food becomes a bit more intimate.
I’m sure you’ll love all the fabulous food in this issue and hope you’ll find a go-to recipe or two. Start by trying your hand at our cafe-style biscuits (page 30). Bake them with love and they’ll be devoured with joy. Here in the office, we’ve all been guilty of daydreaming about the Melting Moments (page 33). If conjuring up fabulous main meals is more your thing, find your go-to recipe among our pasta bakes
(page 50). Hot, wholesome and comforting, a good, old-fashioned cheesy bake is sure to fire up the tastebuds. It’s also a great idea to have a second meal tucked up your sleeve – check out our two-from-one meals (page 14). My go-to recipe in this collection is the Lamb Shanks with Buttery Mash (page 18) – they scream winter and all that’s indulgent. We all need that special go-to place to escape life and embrace creativity so, for now,
I’m off to enjoy a few more edible moments from the Test Kitchen.
’Til next month, enjoy.