Surfing the Menu

January 2019

S2 Ep8 - Sydney

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Ben and Curtis are on the last leg of their culinary journey around Australia. They have made it to Sydney, the rendezvous for Ben's wedding to De-Arne. But first they have to search for special ingredients for the wedding feast. A visit to the Blue Mountains, and the beautiful Tizzana vineyard and olive orchard, provides ...

S2 Ep7 - Mornington Peninsula

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In this episode, Ben and Curtis travel to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula - an agricultural and viticulture mecca. The boys use fresh produce from the area to cook up a memorable picnic with a difference. Ben prepares roasted guinea fowl with goat cheese, lemon and rosemary, plus roasted beetroot and goat's curd salad. Mea...

S2 Ep6 - Albany

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In this episode, Ben and Curtis explore the region surrounding the historic whaling town of Albany in Western Australia. Inland from the port, vast and lush plains produce wheat, grains, sheep and cattle as well as good quality wines. Inspired by their visit, Curtis prepares poached lamb with field mushrooms, organic cabba...

S2 Ep5 - Eyre Peninsula

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Ben and Curtis are in seafood heaven when they visit South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. At Coffin Bay, they spend some time with local oyster farmer, Lester, who harvests millions of oysters each year. Then following a trip to a tuna and kingfish farm, the boys manage to fit in some cooking, using fresh ingredients from the...

S1 Ep8 - Byron Bay

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Ben is reunited with his two favourite girls, his baby girl Ruby and his partner De-Arne, in one of their favourite places - Byron Bay. Unable to resist the fresh local prawns on offer, Curtis deep fries some in a salt and pepper mix and serves them with a fresh green salad mix topped with lime dressing. Ben decides to thr...

S1 Ep7 - Bellarine Peninsula

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Home to some of Victoria’s best surf spots, and more importantly Curtis’s mum Lozza, is the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The boys take to the waters to help haul in a catch from a mussel farm. Curtis uses his catch to prepare a saffron infused soup with leek, celery and onion. Meanwhile, Ben prepares a fresh chicken for ...

S1 Ep6 - Hunter Valley

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Travelling inland, Ben and Curtis head for the Mecca of great wine and produce - the Hunter Valley. After visiting a local cattle farm, the boys head for the famous Tyrrell winery where they prepare a delicious luncheon for their hosts. Grilled quail salad with speck, radicchio, red onion and lentils, porterhouse pot-roast...

S1 Ep5 - New Norcia

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There's some wonderful characters to meet and delicious fresh produce to sample when Ben and Curtis visit the Spanish monastery town of New Norcia. The boys get busy cooking in the monastery's 120 year old wood-fired oven, with Ben creating the ultimate nibbly bits, a cheesy farinata. Battling the heat, he also prepares a ...

S1 Ep4 - Tasmania

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With the picturesque coastal town of Strahan providing the background, Ben and Curtis cook up the local delights, with seafood big on the menu. Curtis prepares a simple fennel and dill dressing to enhance the flavours of smoked salmon. Meanwhile, Ben completely covers a fresh ocean trout in rock salt, its insides stuffed w...

S1 Ep3 - Margaret River

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Ben gets to relive his early years when he and Curtis visit the Margaret River. After surfing, wine tasting, and visits to an olive oil producer and deer farm, the boys head to the kitchen with the fresh local produce. Ben prepares roast venison stuffed with mushrooms and herbs and wrapped in slices of prosciutto. Meanwhil...