My Family Feast

May 2014

Ep13 - Balinese

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The Balinese - Every year the Balinese Community of NSW gets together to celebrate Galungan - a cultural and religious holiday that marks the beginning of the most important religious ceremony in Bali. Galungan occurs every 210 days and lasts for 10 days. Sean Connolly joins the recently elected president of the community, Ode Srijaya and his wife Putu, for the festivities that involve preparation of a feast, weaving of banten (baskets upon which food offerings are presented) and an offering to...

S1 Ep12 - Serbian

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Serbian - Stana and Micho Kolundzija are Serbians who moved to Australia on a whim over 40 years ago. Chef Sean Connolly joins them at their Mascot home to celebrate Stana's 66th birthday. For special occasions the family buy a whole pig and roast it on a spit. To accompany the pork, they make stuffed cabbage rolls, cufte, Serbian rissoles and ljevaca (a zucchini and polenta bread). (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

Ep11 - Afghan

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Afghan - Dr Rahman Shinwari and his wife Dr Arian are Pashtuns who moved to Australia during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Sean Connolly joins them as they prepare for Eid al-Adha, an annual Islamic festival. After a visit to the mosque with Dr Rahman, they drop by an Afghan bakery where Sean is shown the process of making Tandoori Oven Bread, while back at the house, Dr Arian demonstrates how to make Kabuli Pilau. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

Ep10 - Greek

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Greek - It's St George's Day and George Gavalas is celebrating his name day with family and friends, Greek style. Chef Sean Connolly joins the men in the morning to catch seafood for the feast and then prepare for the evening festivities while George visits his local Orthodox Church. Then it's back to cooking the feast of traditional Greek delicacies, including mouri - a delicious stuffed lamb. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
April 2014

Ep9 - Argentinean

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Argentinean - Chef Sean Connolly meets Graciela Yoia at the flamenco dance school she has been running for 27 years with her husband Ricardo. Every Sunday the Yoia family invite their friends around for a famous Argentinean barbeque known as an asado - combining the two great Argentinean loves: dance and food. It's a colourful occasion that Sean will never forget. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

Ep8 - Indian

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Indian - Award-winning chef Sean Connolly continues with this celebration of food, family and stories of life. Today, Sean is invited to the wedding of Bengali bride Shrabastee and her Punjabi groom Ankit, from two traditional Indian families in the heart of Australia. The wedding culminates in a colourful and opulent vegetarian feast. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

Ep7 - Burmese

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Burmese - Sean Connolly visits a close-knit community of Burmese Kachin immigrants to witness a traditional ceremony and take part in the feast that follows. It's an arresting sight, with vivid colours, traditional customs and music. Vegetables and herbs form the basis of a meal that includes marinated fish, barbequed ox tongue and pennywort leaf salad all washed down with home-made rice wine. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

Ep6 - Cuban

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Cuban - Chef Sean Connolly meets the "Cubanadas", a dynamic group of Cuban women who show him how to cook their favourite dishes for their friend Margarita San Jose's 70th birthday celebration. (Commissioned by SBS in English) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC WS
March 2014

Ep4 - Mandaean Iraqi

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Mandaean Iraqi - Join chef Sean Connolly as he meets the Abboud Al-Suhairy family, who fled persecution in Iraq to live in Australia. As Mandaean Baptists, they invite Sean to attend a communal baptism on the Nepean River where he learns about their heritage and culture before feasting on a meal cooked over open flame. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and Mandaean) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep2 - Italian

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Italian - Join top chef Sean Connolly as he cooks with Australia's immigrants who open up their recipe books, their backyards and their stories to him. This week Sean is invited to the Italian Pacialeo family's annual tomato bottling weekend. After the processing, the bottles are left to cook overnight and the next day four generations of Antonio's extended family gather together to enjoy a traditional Italian feast. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC