Food Safari Earth

December 2017
25:59

Season 1 Episode 9

3.0 5 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-vegetarian pad see ew, using vegetables and silky rice noodles, cooked in minutes in a smoking wok. Then, it’s the fresh crispness and astringent power of unripe, green fruit as ...
November 2017
25:59

Season 1 Episode 8

4.0 7 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. The Mexican favourite chiles rellenos - mild fresh poblano chilli stuffed with a melting cheese, fried and added to a delicious tomato based sauce, is a favourite recipe from Mexican food g...
25:59

Season 1 Episode 7

4.0 3 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 (Ormeggio), a master of saffron risotto, shares his secrets. In Darwin she meets Top End food legend, Jimmy Shu (Hanuman Restaurant) who magically unlocks the rich blue hues of the tropical...
25:59

Season 1 Episode 6

3.0 5 x
Maeve O'Meara 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. Italian food legend, Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino) celebrates the seductive power of the vegetables known as nightshades (eggplant, tomatoes) with a delicious Garganelli Alla Nor...
25:59

Season 1 Episode 5

3.0 6 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, dried and used to make spice mix that is spread on home baked flat bread. Persian chef Sanam Janghorban creates a spectacular flavoursome fresh herb omelette to celebrate th...
25:59

Season 1 Episode 4

4.0 8 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 with fresh herbs, pickles and tarator sauce. Chef and culinary teacher Daisy Rajan shares her delicious recipe for Keralan green beans with coconut. Maeve discovers how soy be...
October 2017
25:59

Season 1 Episode 3

3.0 5 x
Maeve O'Meara explores the iconic dishes of the world that honour spring, when vegetables are at their sweetest and most tender. Italian food legend, Stefano Manfredi (Pizzaperta) harvests the freshest produce of the season for a Roman Vignarola. Chase Kojima (Sokyo) loves exploring new ways to experience traditional Japanese cuisine, revealing secrets of the perfect tempura batter. Sydney-based chef, Ibrahim Kasif (Stanbuli) is inspired by the Turkish Spring with a dish of slow braised, whole ...
25:59

Season 1 Episode 2

3.0 15 x
Maeve seeks out the deeply satisfying carbohydrates at the heart of many of the great dishes of the world. In this episode Indian, Italian, Lebanese and Cuban recipes are the stars. Acclaimed Indian chef, Ajoy Joshi (Nilgiri’s, Tellicherry) shares his recipe for the textural delight that is gossamer thin Indian dosa with spicy potato, sambhar and dal. Melbourne’s new favourite chef and pasta genius Alberto Fava (Tipo 00) transforms durum wheat into silky pasta shaped into little ‘hats’ called c...
05:05

Pumpkin cappellacci with bergamot

3.0 6 x
"Chef Alberto Fava grew up in Ferrara where cappellacci with a pumpkin stuffing have been the local specialty since the 15th century. Alberto likes to add the subtle flavour and aroma of a type of citrus called bergamot to the mix (think Earl Grey tea flavour). Lots of tips here - from an easy way to roast pumpkin to the silky pasta recipe." Maeve O'Meara, Food Safari Earth
25:59

Season 1 Episode 1

3.0 16 x
Australia's empress of food television, Maeve O'Meara returns with Food Safari Earth, exploring how multicultural Australia cooks with the delicious variety of fresh vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs, grains, pulses and flowers cultivated by Mother Nature. In this episode, Maeve meets Sydney chef Peter Gilmore, Thai chef Amy Chanta, Middle Eastern chef Joseph Abboud, and one of Australia's most acclaimed chefs, Martin Benn as they celebrate the awesome power of the humble vegetable across the wo...
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