Andy & Ben Eat Australia

November 2017

Season 1 Episode 14 - Queensland

Expired 4.0 13 x
Waking up at the Falls Farm, Andy explores its small but incredible produce. After a dip, Andy continues his way to meet Ben in Tropical North Queensland but makes a stop on Fraser Island. Andy takes a small plane from the Sunshine Coast onto the largest sand island in the world. While on the island, he prepares a sunset Goldband Snapper and finger lime sashimi dish, try his hand at all forms of fishing (to no avail), do a bit of sandboarding and cook a whole six kilogram Red Emperor across the...

Season 1 Episode 12 - New South Wales

Expired 4.0 19 x
Andy's back on the road, making a quick BBQ prawn roll dish for the crew in Coffs Harbour. In the Byron Bay area, he heads to Milk and Honey Pizzeria in Mullumbimby to check out chef and owner Tim Brebner's wood fire oven. Then at Three Blue Ducks on the farm in Byron Bay, he cooks a couple of dishes using local ingredients: charcoal BBQ carrots and a beer and maple glazed pork belly. After a quick stop cooking Sicilian omelettes at the New Brighton Markets with Rob Costanzo of the Nomadic Kitc...

Season 1 Episode 11 - New South Wales

Expired 4.5 15 x
Andy and his mate and business partner Mark LaBrooy hit the road again. This time they are in Parramatta to visit the famous Knafeh Bearded Bakers. Following some baking and dancing, Andy heads to Rylstone New South Wales to learn how to make classic Chinese dumplings at 29-nine-99 Yum Cha House. Andy then continues his drive over to Port Stephens to visit his family home, do some fishing with his Dad and cook the family famous Beer Battered Flathead fish and chips on his coal BBQ from the beac...

Season 1 Episode 10 - Andy And New South Wales

Expired 4.0 14 x
Andy is back in his neighbourhood of Bondi, Sydney, taking a brief break at the halfway point of his trip. He has a swim in Tamarama beach and catches up with his housemate, before heading out to Pocket City Farm in Camperdown with Three Blue Ducks co-owner and chef Mark LaBrooy. Afterwards, Andy spends the afternoon in his restaurant cooking a roasted cauliflower salad and a BBQ chicken dish, focussed on their 2 most important pieces of hardware - the wood fire oven, and the Argentinian grill.

Season 1 Episode 9 - Victoria

Expired 4.0 10 x
In country Victoria, Andy and Ben visit local egg producer Real Eggs, to quad bike across the farm and gather some eggs with owner Paul Righetti as they hear about the 'open range' philosophy. Ben heads back to Tassie, and Andy continues into Warragul, where he decides it'd be a good idea to setup his own breakfast stall at the local Farmers Market and use eggs and tortillas he's gathered along the journey. With less than 24hrs prep, Andy’s market stall is a success and his ‘brekky tacos’, sell...

Season 1 Episode 8 - Victoria: Melbourne

Expired 3.0 13 x
Ben cooks Andy his specialty blueberry pancakes before they head to Port Melbourne to visit the HQ of the St Ali coffee group, and with owner Salvatore Malatesta the boys learn about Australia's coffee making ethos through the eyes of one of its biggest visionaries. After a quick stop to pick up some snacks from boutique Mexican eatery La Tortilleria, the boys head to Daylesford to meet the Delicious Food award-winning Sharon Flynn and hang out at her unique Fermentery. In the garden of his acc...

Season 1 Episode 7 - Victoria: Melbourne Cbd

Expired 4.0 40 x
Andy arrives back in Melbourne to be greeting by Ben, and they are straight into the action! First stop, the boys take in the afternoon at CODA restaurant, where they dine with owner and head chef Adam D’Sylva. The following day the boys have a bit of fun - they decide to walk around Melbourne on their very own ‘Food Crawl’, sampling more of the hidden gems the city has to offer. After that, it’s a night on the town to discover Melbourne’s unique cocktail scene, as they visit three bars to hav...

Season 1 Episode 6 - South Australia: Exploring The Yorke

Expired 4.0 6 x
To finish the South Australian chapter, Andy heads down into the Yorke Peninsula. He gets his hands into some fresh oyster leases and unsuccessfully rakes for blue swimmer crabs, but makes a swimmer crab pasta to die for. Following this, he connects with local indigenous figure Quenten Agius to forage for native Australian fruit the quandong, and hear some dreaming stories before being presented with a butterfish from the local elder, and of course, scouting for an ideal place to cook it.

Season 1 Episode 5 - South Australia: Clare And The Lamb

Expired 3.0 34 x
It’s a freezing morning in The Clare Valley and Andy heads to Terroir Auburn to meet local chef and wild food forager, Dan Moss. Dan and Andy head off to meet some local food producers doing some interesting things in the region – they visit Little Bunyip Mushroom farm, and Pangkarra - a wholewheat product farm. To finish his tour of the valley Andy visits Wunderbar Lamb farm, to weigh livestock, collect some meat and cook an epic lamb ribs dish.

Season 1 Episode 4 - South Australia: Africola Adelaide

Expired 4.0 17 x
Andy arrives into Adelaide and he makes a bee-line to visit Africola restaurant, to cook with chef and owner Duncan Welgemoed. Following the creation of an epic feed, Andy heads towards the Barossa via a quick stop at Udder Delights cheese shop. He arrives to Jacob’s Creek winery and takes a tour, blends his own wine and prepares a grazing board to go with the wine.