SBSGÇÖs highly acclaimed, hugely popular show Food Safari is back. With flavours and recipes ranging across five continents of the world, Series 4 of Food Safari opens with the many cuisines of Darwin, then travels across to the delicious dishes of Peru; into the rustic Mediterranean peasant food of Cyprus, across the many influences and islands of the Philippines, on to the rainbow nation of South Africa, through the colourful Asian flavours of Lao food, and into the hearty warmth of Polish food. Food Safari then uncovers the exotic spices and techniques of Afghan food, before tasting some of the best of Danish cuisine and finishing in the warm tropical heat of Broome and its own distinct creole cuisine. ItGÇÖs a delicious whirlwind of flavour GÇô so lavishly filmed you can almost smell it off the screen. "Series 4 is probably our most diverse mix of cuisines to date, full of the most delicious dishes and the warm welcoming people who have us into their homes to show off the recipes they cherish. At many stages as weGÇÖve trekked around Australia, people have stopped us in the street to ask when this series was coming GÇô itGÇÖs great for us to know thereGÇÖs a really keen audience who just love what we do! In this series youGÇÖll meet many of my long-term friends, some of whom have been filmed in the very early days when I was first making The Food LoverGÇÖs Guide to Australia; others have never been on TV GÇªand it never ceases to amaze me how good people are with a film crew capturing their every move GÇªthat lovely natural sharing atmosphere of being a guest in their homes GÇô itGÇÖs terrific to be able to share that with our viewing audience. ItGÇÖs a great way to learn new recipes and have a sense of the culture and pride that goes with themGÇªyou end up very proud to be living in such a diverse nation. We guarantee this latest series will both make people hungry and touch their hearts.GÇ¥ Maeve OGÇÖMeara. Throughout 10 half-hour episodes, Food Safari explores the top ingredients from some of the worldGÇÖs most fascinating cuisines and features recipes that are both delicious and achievable for the home-cook. Many of the recipes are from cooks who are legends in their own communities who have never appeared on television before. In each episode professional chefs also appearGÇªwell known names such as Ross Lusted (The Bridge Room, Sydney); Jimmy Shu (Hanuman, Darwin, Alice Springs and Cairns), Alejandro Saravia (Morena in SydneyGÇÖs Surry Hills); Michael Klausen (Brasserie Bread); Chrys Xipolitas (Island restaurant Sans Souci) and Dennis Leslie (Executive Chef, Adelaide Hilton). This latest voyage of culinary discovery takes viewers through the many cuisines represented in Darwin GÇô from Vietnamese to Greek, Aboriginal to Chinese; we journey through the diverse range of Peruvian food GÇô from the mountains to the sea; the delicious warmth of the Mediterranean features in the rustic recipes of Cyprus; the colourful no-holds-barred cuisine of the Philippines; the many cuisines that are part of the South African culinary landscape GÇô from Xhosa to Cape Malay to Afrikaaner; the vibrant Asian flavours in Lao food; the warming, hearty recipes from Poland; the exotic flavours of Afghan food through the intricacies of Danish food, finishing with BroomeGÇÖs distinctive creole cuisine, a mix of influences including Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian. Highlights include: GÇó Cooking just-caught wild barramundi in the coals on a riverbank with a Chinese Aboriginal friend GÇó Joining a group of mixed race South Africans for a delicious curry feast GÇó Mushroom picking in the pine forests with a Polish family who have vodka to start the day and cook up a feast mid morning GÇó Enjoying the warm hospitality of an authentic Afghan tea ceremony GÇó Being swept up by the exuberance of the Lao New Year when buckets of water are thrown to sweep any bad spirits away and a huge range of food is available GÇó Celebrating the ancient Peruvian earth mother with a ground oven feast in a Sydney backyard GÇó Making fresh haloumi cheese in a back garage in Adelaide then joining 3 generations of a Cypriot family for lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven. And watch out for these great discoveries: GÇó AfghanistanGÇÖs delicious ashak - tortellini style dumplings served with a spicy meat sauce and yoghurt; GÇó LaosGÇÖ incredibly flavoursome version of laksa GÇô its called Khao Pun and itGÇÖs very addictive GÇó PeruGÇÖs luscious poetic dessert that translates as GÇ£sigh of a womanGÇ¥ GÇó Baked Polish cheesecake GÇô a true masterpiece of a sweet GÇó Gravlax Danish style, cured and sliced ready for their delicious open sandwiches or sm+â-+rrebr+â-+d GÇó Cypriot sheftalia GÇô a pork sausage wrapped in caul and cooked over the coals GÇó Pearl meat served ceviche style with lime and chilli GÇó Broome-style chilli mud crab and Darwin-style steamed mudcrab GÇô both exceptional FOOD SAFARI is a visual feast, a foodieGÇÖs dream and a celebration of the evolving and exciting world of Australian food. Episode 1 - Darwin Food Safari Food Safari explores the diverse culinary influences of AustraliaGÇÖs Top End - from Chinese inspired fresh mud crab steamed with Chinese rice wine; barramundi cooked in GÇ£bush alfoilGÇ¥ (paperbark) on a perfect beach; a Greek Sunday lunch to a Thai feast. Episode 2 - Peruvian Food Safari From the Andes to the ocean, the food of Peru is seen as the best in South America. We explore the many influences that have created some key dishes including roast alpaca, the ground oven feast pacha manca, and some of the worldGÇÖs best chips and creamy caramel desserts. Episode 3 - Cypriot Food Safari From this beautiful island in the Mediterranean come some rustic dishes from both Greek and Turkish backgrounds that are distinct and found only in CyprusGÇªsome of the delicious meats cooked over coals including sheftalia and loukaniko sausages, the Cypriot vine leaves called koupepia, the crunchy on the outside bulgur kofta filled with spiced lamb, right through to a delicious syrup cake that translates as GÇ£the good thingGÇ¥ GÇô kalo prama. Episode 4 - Filipino Food Safari Filipino food with its strong emphasis on salty, sweet and sour flavours is an exciting mix of Spanish, Malaysian, Chinese and even American influences that come together in many dishes including the roast pork or lechon; the national dish adobo, many great noodle dishes and the iced dessert of many textures and flavours, halo halo. Episode 5 - South African Food Safari Food Safari explores the many cuisines that are part of South AfricaGÇÖs culinary landscape - the GÇ£rainbow nationGÇ¥ including Xhosa dishes like umnqusho (white corn and beans), flavourful Cape Malay curries, Durban street food and the beloved Afrikaaner Braai. Episode 6 - Lao Food Safari Food Safari explores the many fresh herbs and vegetables used in Lao cuisineGÇªand the special cooking pots and techniques. We savour grilled ox tongue, a fresh papaya salad, delicious beef larb and the next new thing GÇô Lao laksa or khao pun noodle soup. Episode 7 - Polish Food Safari Food Safari explores the delicious world of Polish food, finding pine forest mushrooms, baking sensational duck, indulging in a huge variety of smoked sausages, crunching on pickled gherkins, enjoying bigos, pierogi and an unbeatable cheesecake. Episode 8 - Afghan Food Safari Food Safari explores the fascinating food of Afghanistan where the guest is always seen as king and beautiful feasts are prepared using age old recipes including the rice based masterpiece Kabuli pulao; the most delicate ashak dumplings filled with a chive like vegetable called gandana; the freshest bread baked on the clay sides of the tanur oven; tender smokey kebabs; a range of tea and a rosewater scented sweet called sheer pira. Episode 9 - Danish Food Safari Journey into the world of Danish food - from the land of forests and fairytales, snow and schnapps hereGÇÖs a cuisine crafted for the cold, some dishes dating back to the days of the Vikings, others like the open sandwich sm+â-+rrebr+â-+d are modern and elegant GÇô and the pastries are divine! Episode 10 - Broome Food Safari Food Safari explores the fascinating creole cuisine of Broome - which originated with the pearling industry and includes Aboriginal, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Malaysian influences and dishes as varied as chilli mudcrab, satay, pearl meat ceviche and a simple raw fish dish called susame.
Food Safari - Series 4