“Some people can find that domesticity really boring, but I find the process of trying to be a good dad and husband to be genuinely exciting,” says home cook Adam Liaw. From winning MasterChef in 2010 to starring in The Cook Up five nights a week, Liaw talks to us about the connections and stories shared over food, taking inspiration from his family, and his quest to make simple meals that get everyone cooking.
Also in this edition:
- We visit The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders, a cafe in Japan that employs people with dementia as waitstaff, helping to break down stereotypes and empower those with the syndrome.
- Filmmaker Vicky Bennison takes us to Italy to meet the Pasta Grannies, who share their ancient art of pasta making.
- Director Mark Mylod dishes on his new comedy-horror The Menu, which skewers the world of high-end gastronomy, starring Nicholas Hoult, Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes.
- Singer Dami Im on how she went from a shy piano kid to finding her X-Factor in her Letter to My Younger Self.
- From advocate to author, Grace Tame lets us in to the makings of her powerful new memoir.
- Sydney singer-songwriter Laura Jean revels in the ridiculous, grunge riffs and disco tropes on her new album.
- Chef Ella Mittas brings us her recipe for Gigantes with Tomato and Dill – the first dish her Yiayia taught her how to cook.
- PLUS! The Big Issue Calendar 2023 is now on sale, featuring portraits of vendors around the country + some of Andrew Weldon’s funniest cartoons from the vault. Just $20 from your local vendor, who earns $12 for every Calendar sold.