QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Global Vil­lage, 6pm, SBS Pre­sented by Sil­vio Rivier, pic­tured, tonight’s global win­dow opens on Turkey in a show sub­ti­tled De­li­cious Ori­ent: The Sul­tan’s Favourite Dishes . On a trip of my own, I re­mem­ber es­cap­ing from the Greek tourist’s sta­ples of sou­vlaki and mous­saka to the mouth- wa­ter­ing taste sen­sa­tions avail­able across the border in Turkey. And that was just at the take­away stands of Is­tan­bul. This looks quite deeply into the preva­lence of spoons, the culi­nary his­tory and the mu­sic of the fa­mous Top­kapi Palace, which kept up to 20 ex­ec­u­tive chefs and six sous chefs in work. Ah, the spice mar­kets of old Is­tan­bul. The Cook and the Chef, 6.30pm, ABC Por­ta­ble food? Take­away, you may say, be you cook, chef or punter at a mu­sic fes­ti­val. Ei­ther way, fin­ger food as a meal is the or­der of the night. Look out for a chick­pea frit­ter and a kooky Ba­li­nese pastie. There’s a de­light­ful taste of pastie his­tory from Mag­gie Beer, on a visit to the old South Aus­tralian min­ing town of Burra, where 19th- cen­tury min­ers ate pasties by hold­ing the crust ridge with their grubby hands. Bat­tle­front: U- boat War, 7.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Spec­tac­u­lar footage of the likes of the 1939 sink­ing of the Bri­tish pas­sen­ger liner Athe­nia. Tor­pe­doed by a U- boat, Athe­nia went down in sec­onds off the north Ir­ish coast. Fea­tures in­ter­views with U- boat at­tack sur­vivors about their ex­pe­ri­ence and opens a clear eye on an­other dark chap­ter in the his­tory of war.

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