Internationally renowned chef, Yotam Ottolenghi features in Jerusalem On A Plate, which premieres on SBS ONE on Thursday, 21 February at 8.30pm, and also Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast which screens on Thursday, 28 February at 8.30 pm (4 episodes over 4 weeks).
The critically acclaimed seven part series Lyndey & Blair's Taste of Greece returns to SBS One at 3:30pm on Sundays.
The series is a beautiful tribute to Lyndey’s 29 year old son, Blair who passed away on Sunday, 17 April 2011 from Acute Myloid Leukemia. 'He was the most positive person I had ever met, and it was a joy and a privilege to have been his mother. It still hasn’t really sunk in’, says Lyndey.
Seeking culinary delights, adventure and antiquities, Lyndey and Blair, toured the fascinating Peloponnese with a film crew in 2010. The result, Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece, showcases the cuisine, culture and beautifully undiscovered land of this region, which is so accessible to Athens.
The series follows Lyndey and Blair as they cook, eat, drink and engage with the locals they meet along the way – a charming yet eclectic mix of home cooks, wine the cuisine of the Peloponnese has a starring role, the historic heart of Greece is not overlooked as ancient sites are explored with an adventurous edge, full of humour and insight. The unique mother/son relationship between Lyndey and Blair adds another layer of fun and banter.
'This is a road show like no other,' says Lyndey, 'not quite your average family holiday – and we are both food-seeking missiles.
'Travelling and shooting a television program with your mother is a little out of the ordinary! The beauty of a mother son relationship on camera is that you can't fake it, or replicate it, all the complexities have been built up over 29 years,' Blair explained just days before his sudden demise.
The companion book of the same title, a joyful collaboration between mother and son, is also out now. It contains beautiful location photography, amusing anecdotes and over 80 authentic yet fresh recipes. makers, producers, chefs and restaurateurs.
In Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong series two, the acclaimed chef ventures even deeper into the Mekong region visiting previously communities and food cultures in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The journey begins in Vientiane, Laos before crossing the Mekong into Cambodia. Book your seats on the sofa. The program commences on Thursday, 25 October at 8.00pm on SBS One.
'This program is so beautiful, it's making me cry,' one enthusiast tweeted during the first episode of Two Greedy Italians - Still Hungry.
Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to Italy together to remember their own pasts and discover how the culinary capital of the world is changing the way it cooks and eats. The pair take a sentimental journey through the Italian countryside. The program screens on SBS One on Thursday evenings from 4 October. For more information about, see the SBS Food web site.
Regular followers of this blog and my Twitter feed will be familiar with my passion for the farmers and food producers of Australia; and my tweets about them being the 'Salt of the Earth'. This may explain why I have been so looking forward to Destination Flavour, a new ten-part series coming to SBS One.
Featuring MasterChef winner, Adam Liaw, Renee Lim from Food Investigators, and Lily Serna of Letters and Numbers, Destination Flavour profiles Australia’s renowned chefs, leading providores and food producers, top city restaurants and much loved suburban eateries. It also showcases Australia’s culinary regions that provide the best ‘paddock to plate’ food.
Having watched the first episode, I feel this program is fresh in every sense of the word. From the hosts (particularly Adam Liaw, who I think is a very natural presenter) to the vibrant scenery, and delicious dishes and food regions shown. Incidentally, Liaw is currently the Featured Foodie on the SBS Food web site and re his food philosophy says that 'the way we cook and eat is the ultimate connection between human beings and the world'.
Destination Flavour commences on SBS One on Thursday, 16 August at 8.00pm.
Peter Kuruvita is back on air from 17 May with a new series titled Island Feast. this time the acclaimed Sydney chef goes off the beaten track and into some of the world's most fascinating island communities, from the Philippines, down through Indonesia, across to Vanuatu and ending in the stunning Cook Islands.
Island Feast will explore each island’s distinct cuisine, getting under the skin of exotic cultures and into local kitchens to explore food and culinary histories. Peter combines traditional and modern techniques to create an array of spectacular dishes. His passion for the sea and seafood is infectious! Sounds delicious! Book your seats on the sofa!
Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita begins Thursday May 17 on SBS ONE.
The hugely popular, knowledgable, self-taught chef and owner of The Fat Duck in the UK takes one ingredient at a time and shares his knowledge and expertise with viewers.
According to SBS publicity, 'In the Heston way, of course, there will also be a light touch of science with special cameras and technology that shows what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven'. Sounds intriguing! Commenced on Thursday, 29 March on SBS at 8.00pm.
Celebrated chef, Luke Nguyen, takes us on another delicious culinary adventure, this time across the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, on Thursday nights from 23 February 2012 at 7.30pm on SBS TV.
Mirroring the migration of Vietnamese across the region, Luke’s Greater Mekong comprises ten half-hour episodes that journey across three of the six countries that make up the Greater Mekong region: Yunnan Province in China, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), and Thailand.
In this delicious and colourful series, Luke travels across twelve regions, each with their own unique cultures, culinary stories and traditions. Luke’s passion for food and exploring new cultures is as infectious as ever, and will be sure to inspire any budding home cook or foodie-traveller to Asia. Mark the diary and book your seats on the sofa today!
SBS has announced an exclusive all new, ten-part series, My Sri Lanka, which will screen on Thursday nights at 7.30pm from 3 November. My Sri Lanka is a journey through the unique food, colourful culture and deep history of Sri Lanka with Sydney chef, Peter Kuruvita.
Kuruvita takes a break from his harbour-side restaurant at Pyrmont, Flying Fish, to explore his ancestral home of Sri Lanka. Using his grandmother’s recipes as a guide, he travels across the country, from seaside fishing village to lofty tea field, experiencing the wealth of Sri Lanka’s beauty, culture and culinary diversity along the way. With Kuruvita at the helm, there is no shortage of memories to share, or dishes to discover in this authentic portrayal of a unique and alluring country and its cuisine. Sounds delicious! Book your seat on the sofa now, couch potatoes.
My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita on SBS. A DVD of the program will be available in December.
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