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Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller June 2019

Each issue is packed with great dish ideas, hot restaurants and bars, entertaining tips, the best hotels and lavish spreads on some of the world’s most intoxicating travel destinations - everything you should expect from the Australia's premier food and travel magazine.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
gourmet traveller

Acting Editor Amy Reedy Creative Director Liz Elton Travel Editor Helen Anderson Food Food Director Lisa Featherby Contributing Food Editor Nick Banbury Art Art Director Brooke Donaldson Designer Laura Jacobs Words Senior Editor David Matthews Subeditor Emma Holland Digital Editor Yvonne C Lam Writer & Editorial Coordinator Harriet Davidson Contributors Max Allen, Hannah Blackmore, Fiona Donnelly, Sue Dyson & Roger McShane, Michael Harden, Kendall Hill, Matthew Hirsch, Lee Tran Lam, Gareth Meyer, David Sly, Max Veenhuyzen, Paulette Whitney Intern Madeleine Bentley Advertising Commercial Manager Rhyl Heavener (02) 8114 9420 Advertising Production Manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9282 8364 Senior Events Manager Cate Gazal (02) 8116 9342 Luxury & Homes Executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Director of Sales – NSW Karen Holmes (02) 9282 8733 Director of Sales – Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823 6341 Victoria Head of Direct Sales Will Jamison (03) 9823 6301 Queensland Head of Sales Judy Taylor (07) 3101…

1 min.
editor’s letter

Idon’t believe for a moment that cynical old saying: those who can’t do, teach. Particularly after editing our special masterclass issue this month, in which we’ve collected the recipes, extracted the magic shortcuts and distilled the wisdom of some of the finest kitchen hands in the business. In our experience, the best artisans very often make the best teachers. Consider the mastery involved in this line-up: perfect pie-making by the team at Bourke Street Bakery, dhal tempering by Lankan Filling Station’s O Tama Carey, cracking pork crackling by Mike McEnearney, and breadmaking by sourdough maestro Igor Ivanovic. Our masterclasses extend way beyond the kitchen. Max Allen suggests how to stock a cellar (“always buy wines from your children’s birth year,” he advises, “even if they don’t appreciate them when they turn 21,…

1 min.
where we’ve been

Laura Jacobs, designer; Wanaka, New Zealand Sixteen kilometres and 1500 metres of elevation later, I was feeling not only on top of the world but sure I’d earnt the bottle of riesling we bought at Amisfield winery the day before. @laurajanejacobs Harriet Davidson, writer & editorial coordinator; Anembo, NSW Ninety minutes’ drive from Canberra is Brightside Produce, an inspiring organic market garden supplying the capital’s restaurants and residents with seasonal goodness. @harriet.olive Lee Tran Lam, news editor; Tokyo, Japan These colourful sake barrels at the Meiji Jingu Shrine sit opposite a wall of wines from Burgundy, France – the emperor liked his wine, too. @leetranlam…

2 min.

ENRIQUE OLVERA chef Make yourself at home, p106 Enrique Olvera is best known for reinventing Mexican cuisine at restaurants in Mexico City and New York, yet the chef’s true passion is the home cooking of his homeland. “Home cooking is a very personal affair,” says Olvera in his new book, Tu Casa Mi Casa. “It is impossible to separate our cooking from our family story. It is impossible not to carry, wherever your path leads you, the flavours you grew up with.” MAX ANDERSON writer Lord’s work, p136 Sab Lord has been guiding celebrities and CEOs across the Top End for decades. “But no question, he’s a wild colonial boy at heart,” says Max Anderson, after spending 24 hours with Lord in Kakadu. “My son and I couldn’t get enough of his stories. At one…

1 min.
what we’re eating

SEA URCHIN, BOTTARGA, TRUFFLE, SAFFRON CREAM AND SPAGHETTI, Serafino The introduction of a chef’s table within the Serafino winery restaurant has given chef Daniel Armon license to fly higher. The rich flavours of sea urchin and black truffle are a dramatic foil for light, house-made spaghetti. 39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale, SA. DAVID SLY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA EDITOR SCALLOP AMOK, Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild A refined, deconstructed version of the classic Khmer steamed-fish curry stars at this fantasy jungle camp in Cambodia’s south-west wilderness. Atop a bitter slok ngor leaf, a grilled scallop and oyster mushrooms sit prettily with a disc of fragrant fish amok. Prey Praseth, Southern Cardamom National Park, Cambodia. HELEN ANDERSON, TRAVEL EDITOR GRILLED RIVER PRAWN, Paste The argument: Paste, a polished modern Thai diner from chef Bee Satongun is Bangkok’s most…

2 min.
fiji rediscovers its roots

When Lance Seeto arrived to work in Fiji a decade ago, the culture shock was huge. “But in a good way,” he recalls. “It was a turning point in my life.” Familiar produce tasted different – “untainted and unadulterated” – and the markets were full of food he’d never seen before. Very little of it appeared on hotel menus, so Seeto went travelling across the archipelago. “I discovered fantastic ingredients and cooking techniques thousands of years old. It was a discovery not just of food but an intact culture.” A decade later he’s a dual Fijian-Australian citizen, executive chef at Malamala Beach Club, the nation’s first island club, and president of the new Culinary Federation of Fiji. The ultimate goal, he says, is to transform the Pacific nation into a food destination. Tourism…