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This Christmas, Emma Dean is heading to Melbourne, where she draws inspiration from a diverse array of restaurants and chefs such as Angie Giannakodakis from Epocha, who reveals her mum’s famous moussaka recipe or, as she likes to call it, “layers of love”. The recipe has travelled over a century through Angie’s family and is the true definition of soulful food. Afterwards, Emma pops in to Snack Monster to visit chef Allan Watson. Together, they explore the very best snacks found in the heart of Melbourne. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Emma learns the art of doughnut making from the team at the American Doughnut Kitchen in Queen Victoria Market, Lord Mayor Sally Capp laces up her roller skates to kick off the festivities, Thomas Schnetzler from Lindt reveals how to make your Christmas even sweeter, and so much more!
No matter what your plans are for this year’s holiday season or whether you’re cooking for two or 22 guests, Emma has plenty of tips and tricks to share. Under her expert guidance, you’ll plan, prepare, make and create a truly magical Christmas with zero stress and a lot of laughs along the way.
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In action, chef Angie Giannakodakis is mesmerising to watch. On set, she made us laugh and filled our bellies with good, wholesome food. And during this chat, we discovered the meaning of her restaurant, Epocha, the hidden gem located across the road from Carlton Gardens, and the significance of the silverbirch tree out the front. […]
. Renowned for its rich Italian heritage, Lygon Street has a vibrant and lively atmosphere that becomes particularly enchanting during the Christmas season.
Elevating the Christmas dining experience goes beyond the main course; it’s the showstopping side serves that truly leave a lasting impression.
Indulge in heavenly whipped ricotta cream, sweetened with maple syrup and paired with balsamic strawberries. Perfect for a wholesome Chrissy breaky!
This delight is sure to get tails wagging and tongues drooling! The homemade masterpiece is crafted with love and care, using wholesome ingredients that not only satisfy your furry friend’s taste buds but also ensure they enjoy a nutritious treat. Serves: 1 cake Ingredients: Recommended as a treat only, no more than 100-200g per serving. […]
This beautiful combination of flavours will delight the senses of the whole family!
This salad is becoming a backyard barbecue essential with its classic Asian flavours combined with the crunch of fried noodles and nuts.
The first (and most important) step is to eat the dip! Chris’ Heritage Range Dips are served in sealed terracotta pots which are perfect for creating a potted plant to gift to your loved ones this Christmas.
Personally, I think a dip board is the next charcuterie board trend. Don’t quote me on it but if it happens … then you can quote me! Creating a dip board is a fun way to share an appetiser or starter on your table. Plus, it’s something your friends can get involved with, is more affordable than a charcuterie board and still comes out like a showstopper. Here are a few of my favourite variations.
This year, it’s time to say no to plastic Christmas trees and dress up the real deal! String or peg a few LINDOR balls to each branch and you have yourself a delicious and air-purifying festive decoration.
“My dream is for everyone in Australia to try Persian food once,” Hamed Allahyari shares with a warmth and kindness that can be felt across the room.
This easy dessert transforms the humble rice pudding into an elegant dessert that will impress your guests. They will love the saucy, comforting goodness of rice pudding with a fresh pop of orange curd. Here, hy orange curd is thickened with cornflour (not eggs and butter) which makes it super quick and easy to prepare. Simply pop your ingredients into a Crumble Dutch Oven and pour yourself a cup of tea. You can even try this recipe using your favourite fruit juice, making it all your own.
“When I sit down with my family, food just seems to taste better. It’s also one way my kids can experience the full Lebanese culture,” comedian and chef Frida Deguise shares. Enjoy Frida’s beautiful Namoura cake and bring a touch of Lebanon to your Christmas celebrations.
When I was younger, my favourite foods were anything “stuffed”. Stuffed chicken breasts, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed peppers, grape leaves, pork — you get the idea. There is something magical about cutting into food only to find something different on the inside. Enjoy this Crispy Pesto Porchetta with a little bit of something extra in the middle.
The whole family will love this beautiful Irish Bread served with Beetroot-Cured Salmon.
A basil-fuelled, herbaceous, veggie-packed take on the classic potato salad served at the table of many Australian Christmas lunches. This potato salad offers a kick from the pickled shallot and pairs perfectly with some crunchy falafels and a creamy dressing.
Nothing says an Australian Christmas like a pavlova, and when you mix it with Whipped Lindt Chocolate Ganache, you have a true-blue Aussie winner on your hands. Here is Lindt Master Chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler’s secret recipe.
“So many folks are surprised at how healthy and versatile my foodways are. I love showing the unfiltered truths of the wholesome seasonality and economic savviness of the food,” Honey Child says to Emma Dean with a smile.
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