delicious. magazine celebrates good food and the people who produce it, from renowned international chefs and food-lovers around Australia. Inside each issue you’ll find achievable recipes that work every time, plus inspiration for foodie travel.
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IN SEASON • At new restaurant Passeggiata, chef and owner Nigel Ward channels the Italian appreciation for life’s simple pleasures.
STROLL ON IN • Passeggiata represents the end of a 10 year search for the perfect site by its chef-owner Nigel Ward, and the result is a celebration of taking things slow.
INSIDER NEWS • Hot tables, lust-have products, the latest news, trends & more.
SPICE THINGS UP • Whisky fans will get a kick out of Starward’s new Ginger Beer Cask. Back for its seventh batch, the spicy tipple reveals ginger, orange and dark chocolate notes with tropical fruit characters. $149 from starward.com.au
Viua VERDE • Set up a long table under the trees in a sun-dappled corner for an Italian-style garden party, accessorised to perfection.
Bombay BELTER • A reborn Melbourne venue from a well-known restaurateur gives Kendall Hill an unapologetically boisterous night out.
The SERVS • Across Australia, our expert critics are busy putting top venues to the test. This month, Simon Wilkinson visits an iconic McLaren Vale winery restaurant where a new chef has hit the ground running.
3 OF A KIND • Say ciao to these new Italian bars.
PUT SOME PUMPKIN IN YOUR SIPPY CUP • Faced with a lasagne that trades tomato for pumpkin, Mike Bennie and Merrick Watts reach for crisp whites and a classic cocktail.
PURE GOLD • A golden crust and soul-warming sauce makes this versatile bake by Yotam Ottolenghi a satisfying midweek meal.
ALL THE WHEY • Ellie and Sam Studd take a look at the simple Sicilian cheese that’s equally at home in a salad as it is in a decadent dessert, such as this classic Italian cake.
WHAT IS? RICOTTA
THE CHEF AND THE BUTCHER • Colin Fassnidge and Anthony Puharich take simple beef mince and make cheese-stuffed meatballs, perfect for an easy, hearty dinner.
I LOVE... my secret Italy • Taking a trip from north to south, Matt Preston highlights his top hidden Italian culinary gems.
pipi party. • A classic Italian dish meets bush tomato, samphire and sea parsley in this recipe from Nornie Bero.
BUON APPETITO • Step inside Da Orazio in Sydney’s Bondi and you’ll find yourself basking in the glow of owner and chef Orazio D’Elia , whose flair for entertaining and classic Italian dishes you can now re-create at home with these signature recipes.
THE ITALIAN WAY
CARNE • Whether it’s tender lamb shanks, beef cheek bolognese or perfect pork belly, Jessica Brook knows winter comfort food. Here, she puts meat in the spotlight with a supporting cast of Italian flavours that make those rich flavours sing.
PASTA FASTER • Want a hearty, wholesome meal on the table in record time? Helena Moursellas takes store-bought filled pastas and creates cosy winter mains to warm you from the inside out.
SATURDAY NIGHT PASTA • Elizabeth Hewson is a firm believer that a long weekend does wonders. The founder and author behind Saturday Night Pasta shares a weekend of pasta making at a picturesque cottage.
THE PASTA SHAPES
HERB IS THE WORD • Ever had a bunch of fresh basilico (basil), prezzemolo (parsley), or rosmarino (rosemary) lingering in the fridge or growing wild in the garden? Georgie Esdaile puts their star power to perfect use in these Italian-inspired recipes.
THE WEEKEND COOK • In her new book, the chef-owner of Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Murano, Angela...