Shane Delia's Moorish Spice Journey


Season 1 Episode 2 - Spain

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The Moors arrived in Spain in 711 AD and ruled the region for hundreds of years. They left behind the foundations of an extraordinary cuisine, and in this special episode, Shane Delia relives his favourite moments from his spice journey through Andalucia.
Episodes 2015

S1 Ep10

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The spice journey comes to an end for Shane Delia, as he makes his way from Granada down to Malaga on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. But Shane’s love affair with the cuisine of this region is only getting started and this final episode sees Shane learn new recipes from some of Andalucía’s most accomplished, but humble chefs....

S1 Ep9

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With the arrival of the Moors, Spanish cuisine was changed forever. Along with the introduction of new foods also came new cooking techniques and tastes. Nowhere is this more apparent than Cordoba, where Shane Delia immerses himself in the creation of one of Spain’s best cold soups salmorejo, before learning the recipe of ...

S1 Ep8

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Spain's top shelf Jamon iberico is widely considered to be the world's best ham, and Shane Delia travels to a pig farm in the Spanish hills to see the unique environment that’s necessary to produce ham of this quality. But it's a bar crawl in Seville, home of tapas that really stimulates Shane, and on returning to his Melb...

S1 Ep7

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Sherry has gained a bad reputation as a cheap tipple that Nannas sip, but in Spain’s Sherry Triangle, Shane Delia discovers the complex and nuanced flavours of this refreshing aperitif that is the perfect accompaniment to Andalucian cuisine and culture. But its Michelin starred chef Ángel León that really inspires Shane to...

S1 Ep6

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The Arabs invaded what is now Spain and Portugal in 711 A.D. Where there had been a somewhat dysfunctional Christian society, within three generations became an Arabic speaking, majority Muslim state from the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Pyrenees. Shane Delia arrives in Andalucía and uncovers a cuisine whose roots...

S1 Ep5

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Morocco’s windswept Atlantic Coast is home to the world’s largest sardine fishery and Shane Delia is keen to sample some local fish kefta, accompanied by Moroccan mainstay, chermoula. But it’s the increasingly sought after argan oil that really allows Shane to unleash his creativity in his test kitchen. (Ep.5) (Commissione...

S1 Ep4

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Shane Delia has arrived in the dusty and exotic city of Marrakech on a mission to uncover the tastes and techniques that are hidden in the rabbit warren of alleys that make up the bustling souk. Using this newfound knowledge, he goes to work in his Melbourne test kitchen, creating new dishes to serve to his restaurant cust...

S1 Ep3

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The peaks and valleys of the High Atlas Mountains are rich pickings for Shane Delia as he continues his spice journey through Morocco. In a mountain village, he is taught the traditional way of preparing and cooking couscous – a laborious, but rewarding process. How will Shane adopt these ancient techniques in his modern t...

S1 Ep2

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For centuries, roaming caravans have crossed the Saharan desert en-route to Morocco, bringing with them the exotic spices and trade goods that infuse the cuisine of Northern Africa. Shane Delia spends an evening under the stars at a desert camp, immersing himself in the tastes and techniques of Amazigh cookery. (Ep.2) (Com...