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The Australian Women’s Weekly Food Issue 38

The Australian Women’s Weekly FOOD magazine is all about food; how to create, make, bake and cook it. With masses of tips, hints, and useful ‘how-to’ pictures and videos, FOOD helps readers to cook with confidence.

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10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
a letter from the editor

We all look back at key moments in our lives that have changed us. There are many events in my life that I often reflect upon… some good, some not so good. However, there’s one extra-special moment that’s always with me. That was when my doctor told me I was going to have a baby! I actually thought I had the flu and had gone off to the doctor’s for a routine check-up – only to be delivered the news that me ( yes, me of all people!) would be woken by the pitter patter of tiny feet in the months ahead. At first, I was in shock, walking home without remembering the walk, and for the next week, minimal words escaped my lips. Don’t get me wrong – I…

2 min
layers of flavour

COCONUT & LEMON CURD CAKE PREP + COOK TIME 2 HOURS (+ REFRIGERATION& COOLING) SERVES 16 250g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon coconut essence 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 4 eggs ¾ cup (60g) desiccated coconut 3 cups (450g) self–raising flour 300ml sour cream 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 teaspoon pure icing sugar toasted coconut flakes, to serve LEMON CURD 3 medium lemons (420g) 4 egg yolks ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar 2 teaspoons cornflour 150g unsalted butter, chopped CREAM CHEESE FILLING 375g unsalted butter, softened 375g cream cheese, softened 2 cups (320g) icing sugar 1 Make lemon curd. 2 Preheat oven to 170°C/150°C fan. Grease two deep 22cm round cake pans; line bases and sides with baking paper. 3 Beat butter, essence and caster sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the coconut and sifted flour,…

3 min
food bites

SERVE IN STYLE Tired of decanting dips and washing-up? Well, with Chris’ Heritage Dips, you just break the seal – and voila – you’re ready to serve! That’s because Chris’ delicious dips are sold in handmade, reusable terracotta pots – it’s entertaining made easy. Visit chrisdips.com.au SWEET SENSATIONS Just when you thought you’d tasted it all, two iconic brands have joined forces to create a flavour explosion. Allen’s and Peters have taken lollies to a new level, with their ice-cream flavoured lolly range. Inspired by tangy Frosty Fruits and creamy Drumsticks, every mouthful is magic. Available at major and independent supermarkets. PERFECTLY BALANCED Renowned South African artist and designer, Carrol Boyes, has created the perfect balance between art and function with her Modern Classics gift and homeware range. Inspired by the human form and the…

1 min
win a weekend getaway in bowral valued at $860!

What’s the grandest bistro dish you’ve ever had? Tell us and you could win a weekend for two in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands, valued at $860, courtesy of Grand Bistro, one of Bowral’s top food destinations. The lucky weekenders will stay for two blissful nights at the cosy Cellar Door, overlooking Howards Lane Vineyard, at Mittagong. They’ll also be treated to a decadent dinner and delicious breakfast at Grand Bistro, just a short drive away. For your chance to win this wonderful weekend away, tell us about the grandest bistro dish you’ve ever eaten. Send your entry to Grand Bistro Competition, AWW FOOD magazine, Level 1, 54 Park Street, Sydney 2000, or you can email awwfoodmag@bauer-media.com.au with “Grand Bistro Competition” in the subject line. Include your name, address and daytime…

1 min
what’s on

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE Paving the way for food and wine events, The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend was one of the first of its kind in Australia. From May 18-21, the SA festival will celebrate its 34th year, making it the oldest in the country. Quite a feat! Visit clarevalley.com.au/events/gourmet-weekend/ FOOD & WINE BONANZA The highly anticipated Hunter Valley Food & Wine Festival is back for two months of themed activities throughout May and June. Showcasing the region’s diverse wine and food culture, this annual NSW event is sure to cure the winter blues. Visit winecountry.com.au/events/wine-and-food-festival BY THE SEASHORE Celebrate great Australian food, wine, chefs and producers at Queensland’s annual Noosa Food & Wine Festival from May 17-20. Highlights will include signature events on Noosa Main Beach, the “long lunch” on Hastings Street and hinterland…

1 min
meet our experts

PAMELA CLARK EDITOR-AT-LARGE, AWW COOKBOOKS “I’ve been working on The Weekly’s cookbooks since 1969 and my love for food hasn’t changed. From the concept to testing, tasting, photography, editing and production – it still gives me a thrill to hold a new book in my hand.” SOPHIA YOUNG EDITORIAL & FOOD DIRECTOR, AWW COOKBOOKS “After starting out as a chef, I moved to magazines and cookbooks as a food editor and stylist. It’s been fun! What drives me the most is to inspire readers by sharing recipes that will result in them cooking great food.” LOUISE PATNIOTIS FOOD STUDIO MANAGER, FOOD STUDIO “My love of good food has set the foundation for a career in food media spanning almost 30 years. What I love most about food and cooking is that it brings people together – it’s an…