SBS continues to lead the way in commissioning with two deliciously tasty, brand new food series to captivate and delight on one big night. Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey and Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour Down Under, will premiere on 31 July to heat up the winter season of mouth-watering Thursday night food offerings only on SBS ONE.
SBS Director of Television Tony Iffland said: 'In a market flooded with food reality shows, SBS continues in 2014 to forge ahead in producing unique, world-class food programming. Our food experts bring to life a stunning array of cultures and foods from both here and abroad. This is food programming you won’t get anywhere else. These latest commissions demonstrate how we want to challenge and entertain viewers with compelling Australian-produced content that present food and travel programming in a refreshing new light.'
SBS Executive Producer Erik Dwyer added: 'Our new food ventures represent the start of two very exciting journeys with Shane and Adam at the helm. Our brilliant food team continues to bring the most fascinating stories to the screen from around the world and our own backyard, which celebrate diverse cultures and amazing food. These new commissioned series further cement SBS as the leader in food content while showcasing an outstanding team of talented food industry frontrunners.'
Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey is the second stage of Shane’s odyssey through the Middle East that sees him travel to exotic and mysterious Turkey. As well as exploring the historical and cultural foundations of this colourful country, he experiences the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and then creates a contemporary twist on those Turkish flavours. Turkey is a country where ‘hospitality’ is more than a catch-cry; it’s a way of life. This series is a celebration of Shane’s love for the cultures that make up the Middle East.
Following the success of his cook’s tour through Japan, Adam Liaw returns to screens to give Australia and New Zealand the Destination Flavour treatment. In this gastronomic road trip of a lifetime, Adam travels along the untouched beauty of Australia’s Western Coast, through the baking desert of the red centre and onto the tree changers paradise of northern New South Wales, taking in secret destinations that most city-dwellers wouldn’t even know exist. But his journey doesn’t end there. Adam then hops over the ditch and gets back in the driver’s seat for a culinary cruise through New Zealand. In New Zealand, like Australia, he discovers some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Throughout his journey Adam meets and celebrates a whole new cast of farmers, foragers, artisan food producers, chefs and winemakers, all with appetising food stories to tell. Their passion, innovation and dedication are qualities that make them food heroes. Experience their relentless pursuit for food and produce perfection, while Adam shares his expert cookery skills with a host of sumptuous new recipes in Destination Flavour Down Under.
From the dusty heat of the Australian Red Centre to the lushness of leafy northern New South Wales, from picturesque countryside of New Zealand to cosmopolitan complexity of Turkey, Shane and Adam share their passion for all things food and travel in Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey and Destination Flavour Down Under premiering on 31 July from 7.30pm on SBS ONE. Follow the conversation on Twitter #DestinationFlavour and #SpiceJourney. Watch both on iTunes and Googleplay the day after each episode transmission on SBS ONE.
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