• Feast cookalong: Lemon brulee tart

    I’ll be totally honest – this tart was absolutely delicious, but it was despite me, not because of me. Which says a lot about the robustness of Matthew’s recipes. Let me explain – I had three baking projects on the go as I was cooking this tart: a chocolate cake for a helpful neighbour; a panforte to take to a dinner party; and this lemon tart. All three were happening simultaneously and, while the chocolate cake and panforte were recipes I had made before, the lemon tart was all new.

  • How to eat and drink like a European

    All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.

  • 5 best picnic spots in Paris

    Renowned Parisian blogger and cookbook author Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini reveals her favourite picnic spots and food shops in her iconic city:

    Parisians would be reaping gold if picnicking was an Olympic sport. At the first glimmer of sunshine, they head outdoors with blankets, cutlery and a tote bag full of edibles. In the company of like-minded friends, they celebrate the arrival of les beaux jours and savour the unique sense of freedom that comes with eating en plein air in the heart of a bustling city.

  • Medal-worthy meals around the world

    Well, it's almost over for another four years. The 2012 London Olympics has provided us with high highs, low lows and the chance to see some underrated countries shine (way to go Kazakhstan!)

    The world is a big place, and seeing everyone come together for an event like the Olympics makes you realise there's a lot to see and do. Once the coverage is over, why not think about booking a trip and going to visit somewhere new and exciting?

  • Feast Cookalong: Sticky buns

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

    Exciting news this month as the food I cooked looked pretty much exactly like the dish in the magazine. This month’s cover is a fresh-out-of-the-oven tray of sticky cinnamon buns – one of my favourite treats.

  • Snapshot of Mongolia

    At the time of writing, Mongolia is sitting 34th in the 2012 Olympics medal tally. Judo champ Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal beat Dex Elmont of Netherlands to take home Mongolia's first bronze medal.

  • French comfort food: The ultimate feast

    When the temperature drops, the temptation to hibernate kicks in. Ugg boots, open fires, blankets, classic movies and a belly full of good food can be all it takes to convince you to stay indoors for the weekend.

    Why not spend this weekend whipping up a feast of French comfort food. Start with a bowl of French onion soup topped with cheesy croutons and end with a light, fresh smoked salmon and basil tart.

    Lock the doors and succumb to the aromas of simple French cooking this weekend.

  • 24 hours in New York City

    Happy Independence Day to our American friends! To celebrate, we're letting everyone do a bit of daydreaming, with a trip to New York.

    Our well-travelled staffer Lilli was there earlier this year, and took some incredible photos. She also has plenty of tips for those people dreaming of a New York City escape (and let's face it, that's probably the majority of you!) 

    Go to a diner for breakfast

  • Cook an Indian feast for your vegan friend

    There's two types of people in this world...meat lovers and non-meat lovers. I guess you could say we're a lot like pizzas that way. But what about that curious new group (who don't have a pizza named after them yet)... the vegans? 

    Holding a dinner party these days means catering to all different types of eaters - diabetics, gluten-free, coeliacs, vegos and vegans. Oh, and there's always that one person who won't eat peas.

  • June festival roundup

    One of the great things about travel is the chance to immerse yourself in another culture. And what better way to see that fantastic culture on display than during a festival?

    Whether its' religious, musical, artistic, commemorative or just for the heck of it, festivals have a way of bringing people together. There's usually some delicious traditional food on offer, music and a chance to get to know people while they are at their most relaxed.

  • Feast cookalong: Choc peanut butter brownie recipe

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

    People have literally been stopping me in the street to rave about how much they loved the chocolate peanut butter brownie that’s our April cover star. And by “street” I mean the corridors at work, and by “rave” I mean “RAVE”.

  • Feast cookalong: 12-hour roasted lamb with pistachio and green olive tabbouleh

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

  • Great day trips from Lisbon

    Although Portugal is no longer Europe's best kept secret, you can still escape the busy crowds. The capital, Lisbon, is a magical place to start your Portuguese sojourn - anyone fancy a riverside wander along cobblestone streets framed by looming cathedrals? Time spent in Lisbon either before or after a tour is well worth it, here are some incredible day trips so you can explore more of Portugal’s precious sites.

  • Feast recipe: Northern Thai Curry

    Every year from April 13 to April 15 the people of Thailand celebrate Songkran, or Thai New Year. The name comes from Sanskrit and means 'a move or change', and the date of Thai New Year was set according to the astrological calculations. 

    In order to celebrate this exciting event, why not whip up this Northern Thai curry courtesy of SBS food magazine Feast.  

  • A local's guide to Istanbul

    Jessica Tamtürk is a journalist who has lived in Istanbul for five years. She has the first-hand knowlege and insight to help travellers make the most of their time in this fascinating country. She sat down and answered a few questions that might help with your next visit. 

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