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.