Acclaimed chef Peter Kuruvita returns to his ancestral homeland of Sri Lanka for this unique 10-part series. Peter’s journey starts in the vibrant city of Colombo where he lived as a small boy. Personal recollections, childhood memories and old friends then propel him forward on a rare exploration of Sri Lanka’s depth of culture, culinary diversity, and natural splendour. From Colombo, Peter travels extensively across the country, inland to the sacred city of Kandy and Ceylon tea fields, then along the coastline from Galle in the south to eventually conclude the series in the previously war-torn Jaffna in the far north.

Throughout his travels, Peter is joined by old friends and new, and together they explore the area’s culture, site-specific ingredients and recipes. Peter cooks at Colombo’s buzzing Pettah Markets with his childhood nanny, finally perfects a hopper recipe he’s spent 20 years pursuing in Mrs Amarasakara’s kitchen near Kataragama, and learns how to search for Sri Lankan bush tucker with local conservationists in Yala National Park.

Each episode of My Sri Lanka is a unique expression of Sri Lankan lifestyle and cooking, with Peter Kuruvita’s charm and ancestral ties providing an exceptional level of insight and previously unseen perspective that's bound to leave audiences yearning for more.

Next On

Episode 2 : Sigiriya
Thursday 01 November 2012, 7:30PM

Peter retraces an old Sri Lankan family holiday route inland, from Colombo to what he considers the eighth wonder of the world: the ancient ...

Read More
ADVERTISEMENT

More Food Videos

SBS Shop

Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita – DVD/iTunes

Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita – DVD/iTunes

Peter Kuruvita will redefine your perception of Mexico as he uncovers the mouth-watering world of real Mexican cuisine.

Buy Now
More from Peter Kuruvita

More from Peter Kuruvita

Discover acclaimed chef Peter Kuruvita’s culinary journeys through the regions of Sri Lanka, the Pacific and more.

Buy Now
ADVERTISEMENT