Shane Delia's Spice Journey

October 2019

S1 Ep6 - Beirut

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Shane Delia's culinary journey continues as he travels to Beirut where, despite the visible scars of the recent civil war, a vibrant food scene is driving a renaissance in Arabic cuisine. Shane visits one of the oldest refugee camps in the world to learn a traditional Palestinian dish, explores the Armenian region of the c...

S1 Ep5 - The South

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Shane Delia’s culinary journey into Middle Eastern cuisine continues as he visits the twin port cities of Sidon, where the beautiful people play and pop-up restaurants cover the beach. Shane then travels into the hills to visit an area devastated by bombs but which now produces some of the best goats’ cheese in Lebanon. Ba...

S1 Ep4 - Beqaa Valley

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Shane Delia's culinary journey into Middle Eastern cuisine continues as he travels to the Bekka Valley and visits the ancient temple of Bacchus, the god of fertility. Here he stops at Lebanon's finest vineyards and learns about the art of Arabic winemaking. After dropping in on local farmers to taste some traditionally cur...

S1 Ep3 - Mountain Secrets

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Shane Delia's culinary journey into Middle Eastern cuisine continues as he explores mountain hideouts in central Lebanon where he learns age-old methods of meat preservation from members of the ancient and mysterious sect of the Druze. Inspired by this unique mountain cuisine, Shane heads home to create contemporary versio...
September 2019

S1 Ep2 - The Road to Tripoli

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Shane Delia's culinary journey into Middle Eastern cuisine continues as he explores the souks of Tripoli. There he learns how food traditions of the ancient port city have been shaped by centuries of trade and travellers. Shane then heads home to create his own modern day Tripoli banquet of samke harra, mougrabieh and trad...

S1 Ep1 - Malta to Lebanon

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Shane Delia?s enthusiasm for food and culture comes together in this ten-part series, as the award-winning chef takes a culinary journey into Middle Eastern cuisine. Shane heads to his homeland, the old Phoenician outpost of Malta where the aromatics and spices of the Middle East mingle with European traditions of the Medi...
July 2019

S1 Ep6 - The Heart Of Anatolian Cuisine

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The Heart of Anatolian Cuisine - Shane explores some of Turkey?s most famous flavours in Cappadocia, home to an ancient landscape, along with ancient underground cooking techniques. The extraordinary ? and very suggestive ? ?fairy chimneys? of Cappadocia are the result of a fairly mundane geological process, and for thousa...

S1 Ep10 - Istanbul Secrets: The Culinary Underbelly

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Shane arrives back in Istanbul along the Bosphorus in a private launch, past jet boats docked at renovated wooden waterside palaces, and crossing the wake of countless passenger boats. He can tell there?s a whole lot more going on here below the surface than meets the eye, and he?s determined to find a way to access Istanb...
June 2019

S1 Ep9 - Ordu - Where Georgia's Always On Your Mind

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In Ordu, Shane is introduced to a cuisine whose culinary heritage lies to the north in Georgia, the former Soviet state. As he joins the hazelnut harvest, and visits an emerald green tea plantation, Shane is introduced to an entirely different and very surprising school of Turkish cooking.

S1 Ep8 - Trabzon - A Hungering For Hamsi

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Shane journeys north to reach the Black Sea port town of Trabzon, where he tracks down a very special fish, known as the hamsi, and recipes that do this small, anchovy-like creature, culinary justice. Along the way, Shane undertakes a culinary odyssey, stopping in villages while crossing the Pontic Mountains, to meet mount...