Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita

March 2016

S1 Ep10

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After ten weeks of remarkable island exploration, Peter Kuruvita concludes his journey in the stunning paradise of the Cook Islands. Here Peter snorkels and spearfishes in the pristine waters of Aitutaki, hunts and cooks mud crabs, and finally prepares an old favourite beer battered fish recipe on the island of Atiu, a recipe he guarantees will be the best beer batter possible. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Final) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep9

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Chef Peter Kuruvita explores the postcard perfect Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, where self-sufficiency is a necessary way of life. With the aid of friends old and new, Peter learns how to search for octopi, catch freshwater prawns, and goes deep-sea fishing just metres from the coast with surprising results. Back on land, local cook Kafo invites Peter into her home to learn some secrets of Polynesian cuisine. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
February 2016

S1 Ep8

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Chef Peter Kuruvita finds an intriguing mix of excitement and relaxation on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. This volcanic island is home to a steadfastly preserved traditional way of life and its chiefs grant Peter approval to cook atop the slopes of its active volcano, Mt Yasur. Emerging unscathed with a batch of fire-roasted seafood cakes, Peter helps prepare a traditional Melanesian feast and discovers the calming effects of the famous kava root. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep7

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After a 5000 kilometre sea journey, chef Peter Kuruvita arrives on the islands of Vanuatu. Deriving food from pristine waters and dense jungles is a way of life for the people of Vanuatu. In the capital of Port Vila, Peter learns how to hunt elusive native fare from a village chief, before taking instruction from local fishermen who catch their fish by way of bow and arrow. Peter also explores the private island of Ratua and their sustainable farming and organic cattle rearing techniques. (Comm...

S1 Ep6

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Sailing north through the Banda Sea, chef Peter Kuruvita crosses the equator to reach the vibrant Maluku, or Spice Islands. Here the unique landscape shares a significant past of trade, war and occupation, and it is also the native home to the rich culinary flavours of nutmeg, cloves, mace and sago. Peter enthusiastically explores the natural surrounds, learns from local chefs, and prepares a feast fit for a sultan. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep5

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Chef Peter Kuruvita retraces journeys of rich cultural significance as he sets sail along the ancient spice trade routes of picturesque Indonesia. Plotting a course through the Banda Sea on board a traditional sailboat, Peter encounters the nomadic Bajau people, whose fishing skills are world-renowned. Peter also docks on the island of Buton, home to a special ingredient known as agar agar, which is sought after by contemporary chefs all over the world. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt)...

S1 Ep4

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Chef Peter Kuruvita lands on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and stops first at the bustling seafood market in the island's capital of Makassar. Here the roads are lined with carts of dried fish and the local market is home to a diverse spread of fresh offerings from the sea. Peter buys a medium-sized trevally and slowly barbecues it whole over a charcoal fire. He then demonstrates how to make a simple sambal, the most favoured of Indonesian condiments. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rp...
January 2016

S1 Ep3

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Before leaving the Philippines, chef Peter Kuruvita visits one island that many leave off their holiday plans, the voodoo island of Siquijor. There he meets Lola, a local faith healer, whose healing methods leave him feeling surprisingly rejuvenated. Embracing his good mood, Peter prepares a dish of beef with sautéed mushrooms and ampalaya. A short boat trip from Siquijor is the island of Bohol, where Peter learns the traditional method of foraging for sea urchins. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food S...

S1 Ep2

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Travelling across the Philippines by local means, chef Peter Kuruvita experiences a road trip in all manner of regional contraptions. Hitching a ride south in Luzon takes Peter to the docks in Pampagna, where he witnesses local fishing methods before hopping a boat to the island of Apo, where sustainability has been prioritised to ensure a healthy reef teeming with life. Along the way, Peter enlists the help of local chef Claude Tayag to offer some native insight into Filipino cuisine. (Commiss...

S1 Ep1

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Acclaimed chef Peter Kuruvita weaves a passage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific as he discovers the tradition, passion and flair behind local cuisines and customs. Peter's expedition begins in the beautiful surrounds of the Philippines. Comprised of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is home to a rich array of natural delights and diverse cultural heritage. Ever adventurous, Peter travels by local means of outrigger boat, tricycle and jeepney, meeting fishermen, chefs and farmers along t...