The premiere of this series focuses on the food and stories of some of Australia’s most culturally diverse families, hosted by chef Sean Connolly. Tonight, Connolly joins a Congolese family for a party in their Sydney back yard. Thursday, 7.30pm, SBS.
Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall faces chicken-eating, fast-food addicts and confronts them with the truth about factoryfarmed poultry. Thursday, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Food. explains), to al dente (‘‘how Italians like their pasta’’), to the thoroughly exotic yakitori (‘‘Japanese kebabs, usually chicken’’, apparently). There are also tips on hot foods to avoid (cajun, curries and the like) and advice on
smart moves at restaurants’’, including asking for a window seat if there’s a view and checking the bill before you pay.
The author of this seminal work? One Don Burke. Unsurprisingly, parsnips don’t rate a mention in this culinary A-Z.
WITH the economic downturn taking a big toll on restaurants across the country, this year’s Symposium of Australian Gastronomy theme, Economy, would appear timely. The November 13-16 gathering of chefs, academics and passionate foodies will encourage debate