Destination Flavour

January 2018

S1 Ep8 - New Zealand - North Island

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Adam explores New Zealand’s North Island starting in the majestic kauri forests in the north. He visits Dargaville, the kumara capital of New Zealand, and then a kiwifruit farm in Te Puke. At Rotorua he is invited to a traditional Maori ‘Hāngi’ and then joins an impromptu game of rugby. After visiting a farm running shorthorn cattle, Adam heads to the coast to experience another New Zealand tradition, the ‘bach’, a modest holiday shack. A dish of roast Shorthorn beef with kawakawa on the deck o...

S1 Ep7 - Australia - Victoria

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On a tour of the Victorian High Country, one of the great food centres of Australia, Adam is on a mission to track down all the ingredients necessary for the perfect picnic. On the way he meets a man who's turned mustard making into an art, a small-scale producer who raises pork ethically, and a winemaker who produces world-class bread. He finishes up with a feast fit for a king in the spectacular Mount Buffalo National Park.
December 2017

S1 Ep6 - Australia - New South Wales North Coast

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The north coast of New South Wales is a magnet for tree- and sea-change families escaping from city life. Adam starts his tour off at Stuarts Point, where he sees the first commercial lemon myrtle farm in Australia. Dropping by Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River, Adam sources the famous Yamba prawns straight from the trawler. Heading further north to Byron Bay, Adam visits a must-see produce attraction, the Mullumbimby farmers’ market. Finally he cooks up his inspiration from this culinar...

S1 Ep6

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After discovering $90 mangoes and high-grade, drinkable vinegar in one of Tokyo's most exclusive department stores, Adam Liaw finds a suburban housewife who's revolutionised children's lunchboxes by making each one an edible work of art. Adam's dinner is served by a man once described as the best chef in Asia: his incredible offering is literally a dish made from dirt called 'soil 2013'.

S1 Ep5

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Adam Liaw hits the packed streets of Tokyo in the midst of cherry blossom season, finding fabulous food in places so small that four is a crowd. A master chef shares the secrets of his donburi – a staple of the typical Japanese 'salaryman'. Then Adam concocts a sweet festival favourite from bean paste and pickled cherry leaves.

S1 Ep4

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After meeting a former baseball prodigy who now devotes his life to making matchless miso, Adam Liaw catches up with an extraordinary 74-year-old woman who still free-dives for abalone. Adam samples a challenging dish of Nagoya chicken sashimi; he then fries the perfect Wagyu steak – the product of cattle that arguably eat better food than most humans.

S1 Ep3

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Adam Liaw explores the amazing and unique culinatry culture of Japan. This week, Adam uncovers the secrets to superb sake, samples some of the world's best sushi and prepares a classic Japanese dish with his mother-in-law.

Japan S1 Ep 2

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After simmering in one of the Tohoku region's famous hot springs, Adam Liaw attempts a world gluttony record: devouring 500 bowls of Soba noodles. Adam finds his sea legs with the fishing family who caught Japan's 'million dollar tuna', and then meets a man who lost his soy sauce factory in the 2011 tsunami but managed to save the lives of his workers.

Japan S1 Ep 1

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Adam Liaw is taking food lovers on a journey of culinary discovery through Japan. Adam heads to Hokkaido, known by Australians for its snow, but to the Japanese it is a gourmet paradise known for extraordinary cold-water seafood and dairy farming. Adam meets a dairy farmer who, with only 35 cows and his wife’s cheesecake recipe, turned their tiny farm into a multi-million dollar business. Hokkaido may be remote, but the northern island has more than 60 Michelin-starred restaurants and the food ...

December 24, 2015

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Destination Flavour Christmas brings together the extraordinary talents of the SBS Food chefs to create a rich celebration feast that truly reflects Australia's cultural diversity. In this one-hour special television event, Destination Flavour presenter Adam Liaw draws on Asian traditions and childhood Christmas memories to create a mouth-watering spread for family and friends. As he prepares for the celebrations, the SBS Food stars share their Christmas stories and recipes from kitchens around...