Shane Delia is back on our screens with a brand new, ten-part spice journey that sees him seeking inspiration for new recipes in the ancient and exotic cuisines of Morocco and Spain.
The first half of Shane Delia’s Moorish Spice Journey is filmed in Morocco. Starting in Fes, which is home to the world’s oldest university, Shane travels to the edges of the Saharan desert, across the High Atlas Mountains, and through the bustling souks of multicultural Marrakech.
The second half of the series is entirely shot in Andalucía, Spain. Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar, Shane arrives in Tarifa just as the Moors did in 710, finding a rich and fertile land just waiting to be conquered. Here the Moorish influences infuse the cuisine and Shane is astounded at the transformation the food has taken from its Moroccan roots.
This series is a chance to really delve into the mind of a creative chef to find out how Shane creates his amazing signature dishes. In the same way Moorish food has built on its Middle Eastern foundation, Shane’s own food evolves these flavours even further. Shane’s journey is a genuine voyage of discovery, as he finds inspiration from history and morphs it into a dining experience that is both contemporary and authentic. Join Shane as he creates first hand through trial and error a series of seriously Moorish food.
Shane Delia is best known as chef and owner of Maha Restaurant. This is his third TV series after Shane Delia’s Spice Journey and Spice Journey Turkey, and he is the author of Maha Middle Eastern Home Cooking and a charity ambassador. He has a cheeky personality and genuine enthusiasm for food.
Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey commences on Thursday, 15 October at 8.00pm.
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Shane Delia’s Moorish Spice Journey has pre-sold to Discovery Asia and Scripps Networks in Europe, Middle East and Africa and will screen in over 160 countries worldwide. Available on iTunes and Googleplay the day after each episode is broadcast, and will be available on DVD from 2 December 2015.
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