John Torode's Australia

John Torode's Australia catch up

March 2022

Season 1 Episode 10

Expired 4.5 28 x
Thai food is on the menu in Melbourne - John cooks with Benjamin Cooper of restaurant Chin Chin, and together they cook a Thai feast of jungle curry, and chicken and crab noodle salad. Then John joins his family and recreates a dinner party for old family friends that went horribly wrong when he was just 15, with dishes in...

Season 1 Episode 9

Expired 4.0 10 x
John goes back to his roots to Australia's culinary capital - Melbourne - where he grew up and where he did his apprenticeship. He stops off at one of the hottest restaurants in town and cooks up ricotta and Swiss chard ravioli with an Italian mama. After that, John catches up with his old mentor, John Dench, and feels the...

Season 1 Episode 8

Expired 4.0 29 x
Next stop is Adelaide where John catches up with a Masterchef Australia runner up who cooks him a Malaysian beef Rendang for lunch. Then it's off to the coast to track down John's favourite native Australian shellfish - freshwater langoustines - and John cooks up his take on surf and turf - 'beef and creek'.

Season 1 Episode 7

Expired 4.3 46 x
John hits South Australia - home to many renowned vineyards. But it's not just wine on offer. He tracks down an award-winning Vietnamese restaurant and whips up fresh Vietnamese rolls in their kitchen garden. John catches up with Aussie food legend Maggie Beer and fulfils a lifelong ambition of cooking with his food idol. ...
February 2022

Season 1 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 18 x
In Queensland John visits a tropical fruit farm with over 150 varieties of rare exotic fruit which he samples straight from the tree before whipping up a tropical fruit granola. After a stop off in Cairns' busy food market for a crash course in native Australian food, John heads out to the outback, stopping off for a beer ...

Season 1 Episode 5

Expired 3.0 24 x
John heads north to Queensland where he visits the Great Barrier Reef to cook lunch for Aussie lifeguards - chicken and pork satay with mango salad. Then it's off to Australia's largest rainforest, the Daintree, to sample Australia's first home grown cocoa straight from the tree before knocking up a decadent double chocola...

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 22 x
John's visit to the island of Tasmania continues, where he visits a cattle farm specialising in beer fed beef, and cooks beef and asparagus rolls with horseradish mayo. Then it's time to recreate a dish that John Torode brought to the UK, salt and pepper squid.

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 12 x
John is in Tasmania which has a growing reputation for producing some of the country's most premium ingredients, from truffles to saffron. He goes diving for abalone, a delicacy of the sea, then cooks up a Chinese-style abalone stir fry. At the Tall Ships festival, John gets roped into a good old fashioned tug of war compe...

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 9 x
John's tour of Sydney continues as he explores the multicultural city, including the Lebanese and Chinese communities. Then it's off to Sydney's fish market for the catch of the day. John cooks his fresh finds on Sydney's iconic harbour, including prawn cocktail canapes, and pan-fried cod with clams.

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 25 x
John kicks off his trip in Sydney where he explores the vibrant Vietnamese community. He also catches up with an old friend, chef Neil Perry of Sydney's Rockpool Bar and Grill. John discovers the secret behind Neil's dry aged beef, and challenges Neil to an Aussie steak off. John rounds things off with a Torode family reun...