The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

AA Gill's final column for Gourmet Traveller

We mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Gourmet Traveller family who passed awayon December 10, 2016. British writer AA Gill was a contributor to the magazine from July 2004. Gill’s travel column was as insightful as it was witty, funny as it was thoughtful – he was without peer. This is the final piece he wrote for Gourmet Traveller; it appears in the December issue, 2016. - Anthea Loucas Bosha, Editor

Recipes with peaches

Whether caramelised in a tarte Tartin, paired with slow-roasted pork on top of pizza or tossed through salads, this sweet stone fruit is an excellent addition to summer cooking.

Black Star Pastry to open in Carlton, Melbourne

Instagram’s most famous cake, plus a few other sweet hits, is heading south.

Knives and Ink chef tattoos

What is it about chefs and tattoos? A new book asks the inked to answer for themselves.

Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

Seabourn Encore luxury cruise ship

Australia is about to get its first glimpse of Seabourn Encore, a glamorous new addition to the Seabourn fleet.

Ben Shewry's favourtie souvlaki restaurant in Melbourne Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Attica’s chef isn’t happiest when eating soils or smears on his days off, it’s souvlaki. We follow him to his favourite spot.

Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

Pizza Hunt book launch and exhibition

West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

You think you're passionate about pizza? Artists Chloe Cahill and Ho Hai Tran have been chasing Pizza Huts nigh on three years and now there's a book documenting the obsession.

Chasing pizza, pizza hunting, hut watchers: these are all terms Chloe Cahill and Ho Hai Tran use daily for their Pizza Hunt project - an ongoing photographic series charting the second lives of Pizza Huts around the world.

"We used to drive past this one hut in Liverpool that's a Salvation Army now. It had the parking lot sign, the trapezoidal windows and a two-tiered roof. There was no doubt it used to be a Pizza Hut, it had just had a fresh lick of paint," says Cahill.

Curiosity drove the pair to seek out other former huts, first in Sydney and later around Australia, New Zealand and North America. Now they've travelled more than 80,000 kilometres by road and air, tracking down and photographing the huts for the $30,000 crowd-funded book, Pizza Hunt. The book will launch on 12 May with an exhibition of the series at Books Kinokuniya in Sydney.

"We always thought the story lent itself to being presented as a book," says Cahill. "The true impact of the series is when you see hut after hut after hut in all these different guises - some with a slight variance and some radically altered."

A number of the Pizza Hut buildings have second lives as restaurants, bottle shops, corner stores and funeral homes, but it's their shingled roofs that make them most recognisable. Australia got its first hut in 1970 in Belfield, New South Wales, but there's no single exhaustive record of how many there are world-wide. "It's like Carmen Sandiego," says Cahill. "People send us coordinates, photos from the road, vague recollections of seeing huts in certain places. It's Google detective work."

Cahill and Hai Tran only shoot the huts at sunrise and sunset - lending a whimsical, yet slightly eerie feel to the images. Only 750 of the cloth-bound Pizza Hunt books have been produced, 150 of which are special editions that come in a custom pizza box "clam shell" and feature a different cover.

"We self-funded the series, people from all over the world have funded the book, and the next steps are another story entirely," says Cahill. "We know that there's a bunch of huts in South America, so who knows where to next."

Pizza Hunt book launch, Thursday 12 May, 6pm, Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney. Exhibition continues until 22 May, with a Q&A discussion with Cahill and Hai Tran about their ongoing hunt on Saturday, 21 May at midday.

To RSVP to the launch email promotions-aus@kinokuniya.com 

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Barbecuring cancer this summer
13.01.2017
Reader dinner: Pilu at Freshwater, Sydney
09.01.2017
GT photographer John Laurie's The Light of Day exhibit
06.12.2016
Icebergs First Day of Summer Party returns for 2016
28.11.2016
Carriageworks Christmas Market, Sydney
24.11.2016
Gourmet Institute Event 12: Mark Best
08.11.2016
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

On a high note

Australia’s restaurant stars took a well-deserved night off ...

Sanpellegrino Cafe Society awards

Sanpellegrino announces the winners of its Sydney Cafe Socie...

Jaeger-Le Coultre 180th birthday

Swiss watch company Jaeger-Le Coultre celebrated its 180th b...

NICI cocktail party

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute introduced its ne...

Porteno book launch

It was Navajo collar tips, pointy shoes and coiffed hair all...

Best at Est

Est's crack troupe of waiters is ferrying an extra-special l...

2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

Glasses of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque sparkled as the Champa...

March into Merivale

March: it means March into Merivale...

Absolut Oz launch party

Bondi's Bucket List might not quite be East Egg but that did...

2014 Sydney Carnival at Royal Randwick

Randwick gets a taste of Melbourne Cup glamour this autumn r...

Taste of Sydney 2014

Time to strap on the eating boots, folks: Taste of Sydney is...

Calvisius caviar launch

It's one of those "tough job, but someone's got to do it" mo...

Little Sydney 2014 recap

The Little Sydney marquee space at Royal Randwick, featuring...

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond launch

The secret ingredient in Estee Lauder's latest skincare rele...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×