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.
IN SEASON • Summer in Australia is synonymous with seafood, particularly when festive feasting rolls around. Adam D’Sylva celebrates the catch of the season with a fresh haul of entertaining ideas.
Christmas GIFT GUIDE • Feeling a tad present tense? Take the stress out of gift-giving this Christmas with our curated guide that’ll have you making a list without any need to check it twice.
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Bits & BITES • —Foodie finds for your kitchen, home & life.
Drinks • —with our resident sippers the Critic and the Comic
The finishing touches • It’s the little flourishes that can make all the difference to your Christmas celebration. Lucy Nunes and Tracey Pattison share their ultimate no-fuss sides, dressings and sauces that will bring the gift of extra pops of flavour to your table this holiday season.
A fresh start • Need a little culture in your life? Ellie and Sam Studd sing the praises of smooth and silky creme fraiche, and share an elegantly simple recipe that’s perfect for the entertaining season.
Colour me happy… • All things bright and beautiful come together in this sensational salad from Yotam Ottolenghi, which is perfect for summer entertaining.
What’s trending—Matt Preston on Christmas customs • We’ve all got our own way of doing Christmas, but when it comes to dessert, our cover star might just become your new family tradition.
CWA Christmas Cake • We share a classic boiled fruit cake recipe, and get some inside tips on how to impress the judges at a Country Women’s Association Cookery Competition.
ARIA • What does a fine dining chef cook at Christmas? If the menu by Aria’s executive chef Tom Gorringe is anything to go by, it’s a meal you wouldn’t want to miss. Guided by seasonal produce and flavoured by family memories, this is a taste of Aria for all to enjoy at home.
Christmas IN AVALON with the Emersons • —Lauren and Andy Emerson have the long lunch down to a fine art. Here, the couple invite us into their Sydney home for a sun-drenched summer spread that’s brimming with Christmas charm.
Tutti FRUTTI • Add a splash of colour and fun to your Christmas table with these fresh and fruity Thai recipes from Annita Potter. From plummy chicken to a punchy squid salad, the flavours of summer will come alive with every vibrant bite.
MEATSMITH • At Meatsmith, Andrew McConnell and Troy Wheeler have brought the timeless quality of European butchers to Melbourne. In their new cookbook, they share traditional recipes that will allow you to master the classics in your own home.
POTLUCK CHRISTMAS • —So, how does delicious. do Christmas? With plenty of laughs, a cheeky drink or two and lots and lots of excellent food. Take a peek inside our team potluck lunch, where we shared the cherished family recipes that bring us good cheer at this treasured time of year.
RUMI • In his new book, Rumi: Food of Middle Eastern Appearance, chef Joseph Abboud shares the authentically appetising recipes that have made his iconic Melbourne restaurant such an enduring success.
ROAST & POST • Christmas Day is made for indulgent feasts with all the trimmings. Boxing Day is all about the leftovers. Why not...