Jimmy's Australian Food Adventure

July 2020

Season 1 Episode 10 - Fusion Food

Expired 3.0 12 x
Jimmy explores the Asian influence on Australian cuisine at Rapid Creek market in Darwin. Farming entrepreneur Minh Do explains how he uses hydroponics to grow tropical fruits and vegetables, and top chef Jimmy Shu treats Jimmy to an Asian fusion feast at his Darwin based Hanuman restaurant.

Season 1 Episode 9 - New Arrivals

Expired 4.0 20 x
Jimmy explores how successive waves of new arrivals introduced new tastes to the continent. In Darwin he enjoys a traditional Greek barbeque with Jim and Patricia Christakos, and then crosses the continent to Adelaide on the trail of Australia's love of coffee. Ryan O’Rourke who sails one of Australia's few remaining pearl...

Season 1 Episode 8 - Dangerous Waters

Expired 4.0 11 x
On the trail of how scientific innovations have transformed Australia's food story, Jimmy Doherty travels to Manjimup in the South West corner of Australia. Here truffle farmer Al Blaker is using the latest advances in bio-engineering on his renowned truffle farm. And at the remote headland of Cape Leveque in the Kimberley...

Season 1 Episode 7 - Cowboys And Road Trains

Expired 4.0 8 x
Jimmy Doherty is on the trail of how 20th century innovations transformed Australia's food story. He travels to Mount Bundy cattle station in the Northern Territory, where he turns cowboy for the day with Sue and Scott Witham whilst chef, Lynton Tapp, digs out the billy cans to cook up a traditional camp supper. At The Roa...
June 2020

Season 1 Episode 6 - Australia's Camels

Expired 4.0 19 x
Jimmy Doherty discovers the ghost town of Farina, 370 miles north of Adelaide, whose fortunes were built on wheat, before discovering the story of Australia's Afghan cameleers with Karen Ellis and her family in the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. Historian Pamela Rajkowski prepares him a cameleer's feast ...

Season 1 Episode 5 - First Settlers

Expired 4.0 7 x
Food expert Jimmy Doherty explores the food experiences of the first settlers who arrived in Australia two hundred years ago. At Kangaroo Island, seventy miles south of Adelaide, South Australia, kangaroo ranger Scott Ellson explains the importance of kangaroo to the diet of the early pioneers before Jimmy joins food exper...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Wild Foods

Expired 3.0 12 x
Jimmy Doherty explores how modern chefs are using native ingredients to bring new twists to contemporary Australian cuisine. At Reedy Creek Nursery, south east of Adelaide, horticulturalists Mike and Gayle Quamby are pioneering a commercial business growing and selling native plants. Adelaide chef Simon Bryant demonstrates...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Tribal Know-How

Expired 3.0 33 x
Jimmy Doherty discovers the unique tastes of Australia's native plants. At Uluru in the heart of the continent he meets tribal elder, Happy who shows him how to forage and prepare wild berries and plants. Top Aussie chef Athol Wark prepares him a gourmet dinner with ingredients he has foraged from the wild. And on the remo...
May 2020

Season 1 Episode 2 - Bush Camp Cooking

Expired 3.0 15 x
Jimmy Doherty is on the trail of Australia's wild foods. At Adelaide Central Market in South Australia, he has a go at making gourmet kangaroo bangers with farmer Richard Gunner. Aboriginal elder, Neville Poelina and his family, take him fishing for barramundi at Udialla Springs on the edge of the Western Desert, before Ji...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Crocodile Farming

Expired 3.0 10 x
In Litchfield National Park, south-west of Darwin, Jimmy joins crocodile ranger Matt Wright for a close encounter with a giant saltwater crocodile. Chief Scientist Charlie Manolis at Crocodylus Park Farm in Darwin describes the challenges of farming an apex predator. Jimmy's journey ends at Mindil Beach Market in Darwin wh...