BOXED TREATS

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Indulgence -

Jamie’sGreatI­tal­ianEs­cape : Jamie Oliver heads to Italy to re­dis­cover what in­spired his love of food. Mon­day, 8.30pm, Life­Style Food.

Hell’sKitchen,USA: Find out who Gor­don Ram­say will crown the win­ner of this third se­ries Fri­day, 8.30pm, Life­Style Chan­nel.

FoodSa­fari : Get to grips with Sri Lankan food Tues­day, 8.30pm, Life­Style Food. Trav­eller ’ s Syd­ney-based ed­i­tor Anthea Lou­cas has been valiantly fend­ing off crit­i­cism from south of the bor­der over the lack of Mel­bourne restau­rants awarded three stars in her pub­li­ca­tion’s na­tional restau­rant guide; while De­tec­tive hears there’s been hand­wring­ing from a few Syd­ney res­tau­ra­teurs who’ve not re­ceived in­vi­ta­tions to the 2009 Syd­neyMorn­ingHer­aldGood FoodGuideAwards this Mon­day night. What­can it all mean? De­tec­tive , who will be don­ning her posh­est frock for Mon­day’s awards bash, will re­port back on any hand­bags at dawn mo­ments.

DE­TEC­TIVE loves: Ja­mon Iberico, that rich, creamy Span­ish ham from acorn-fed Ibe­rian pigs. So she is thrilled to hear that Syd­ney’s first Ja­mon Bar has just opened at MU­MU­Grill in Crows Nest. May the trend con­tinue Aus­tralia-wide. www.mu­mu­grill.com.au.

DE­TEC­TIVE loathes: That her GP has told her to lay off the Iberico. Party pooper.

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