Food Safari Earth

September 2020

Season 1 Episode 13

Expired 4.5 31 x
Maeve O'Meara celebrates the surprisingly abundant produce of winter across the most heart-warming recipes from around the world. She explores a spicy Singaporean white carrot cake made from daikon radish, known as chai tow kway. Kale is hailed as a superfood, but the Portuguese have been eating it for centuries as part of...

Season 1 Episode 12

Expired 4.0 6 x
This week Maeve delves into the intricate and specialised realm of preserved and fermented vegetables and fruit from around the world. She meets preserving supremo Pietro Demaio on his Mornington Peninsula farm to learn the key rules of preserving eggplant - which is the basis for a fiery Calabrese mix - a magnificent blen...

Season 1 Episode 11

Expired 3.0 10 x
Maeve explores the sweet power of onions with Spanish chef, Pablo Tordesillas Garcia and discovers the delights of a Catalonian favourite - char-grilled baby leeks with romesco sauce. Sicilian-Australian chef, Rosa Mitchell recalls a symphony of recipes from her heritage in her Melbourne restaurant, Rosa's Canteen - and sh...

Season 1 Episode 10

Expired 3.0 16 x
It's the season of mellow fruitfulness and Maeve is on the road to Victoria's High Country in search of a wild mushroom bounty. Maeve joins her friend, homecook Franca Norris and her father, Angelo Bonacci, on a mushroom hunt amongst the pine trees before discovering the secrets of perfect gnocchi with mushroom sauce. Pres...

Season 1 Episode 9

Expired 3.0 9 x
Maeve O'Meara explores the delicious world of tropical fruits and vegetables with recipes from Asia, the Pacific and South America. She explores Australia’s enduring love for Asian flavours with a visit to the respected master of Thai cuisine, David Thompson (Long Chim) who shares his recipe for the most delicious, all-veg...

Season 1 Episode 8

Expired 4.0 15 x
Maeve O'Meara explores the concept of vegetable parcels - the delights of stuffing, wrapping, and rolling vegetables for taste, texture, and presentation. Exploring the amazing versatility of cuisines, simple ingredients are used to create incredibly delicious results using the technique of stuffing vegetables.

Season 1 Episode 7

Expired 4.0 8 x
Maeve celebrates the culinary power of flowers across a delicious range of traditional dishes from around the world. She visits pioneering saffron growers in Tasmania, and joins the harvest of the little mauve crocus flower and the careful drying and preserving of saffron. Italian-born chef Alessandro Pavoni, a master of s...

Season 1 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 18 x
Maeve explores the marvellous abundance of summer vegetables and fruits in dishes from around the world. Tomato Day is the most special day in the Italian food calendar, and Maeve joins three generations of the Baggio Family in suburban Melbourne as they preserve the goodness of summer with a home-made passata. Maeve explo...

Season 1 Episode 5

Expired 3.0 15 x
Maeve explores the world of herbs and spices, the plant kingdom's biggest gift to mankind. She spends time in Andrew McConnell's treasured herb garden. He creates roast beetroot salad with pickled rhubarb and nasturtium vinegar. Maeve visits a carefully tended Lebanese home garden where wild thyme known as za'atar is grown...

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 16 x
Maeve O'Meara pays tribute to the power of pulses and legumes in dishes from around the world. Protein-rich beans have always been the heavy lifters of the vegetable world. Maeve discovers the secrets of a classic falafel with founder of a Middle Eastern food empire Faysal El-Abd (Al Aseel) and tastes a falafel roll made w...