Having made a success of his sea-change move to the Sunshine Coast, Chef and Restaurateur Peter Kuruvita is back on the road and this time he explores the supreme west coast of Australia and the extraordinary region of the Margaret River and its surrounds.
Episode 1: What the region is famous for
Aired 8pm Thursday, June 21 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand
Peter begins his journey by exploring what the Margaret River is famous for. With its Mediterranean climate, the region is bursting with food favourites –wine, cheese and olives – all of which inspire Peter to create some truly glorious dishes.
Episode 2: Artisinal producers
Aired 8pm Thursday, June 28 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand
This week, he continues his journey in the Margaret River meeting with artisanal producers and learning their craft. He starts at the famed Margaret River Farmers Markets before stepping back in time to a traditional bakery. He learns about the benefits of choosing “Fugly Fruit” at an apple orchard and basks in the joy of all things apple.
Episode 3: Traditional owners
Aired 8pm Thursday, July 5. Watch it on SBS On Demand
Peter meets with the Wadandi people, the traditional owners of the Margaret River Region. He hears their stories, learns about the secrets of bush foods and foraging before cooking up a storm.
Episode 4: Sustainable farming
Aired 8pm Thursday, July 12 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand
This week, Peter explores something close to his heart – sustainable farming and fishing practices. He learns about the delights of permaculture; speaks with an organic farmer who knows all there is to know about the mysterious Black Garlic; and chats to a chef who has found a productive way to use pigs - as weed control!
Episode 5: Gone fishing!
Aired 8pm Thursday, July 19 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand
Peter is known throughout the world as a seafood chef and the Margaret River region has provided an exceptional opportunity for him to explore his passion. From diving for abalone to curing trout with locally made gin, Pete makes the most out of this extraordinary part of the world.
Episode 6: Gourmet community
Aired 8pm Thursday, July 26 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand
Having explored a truly exceptional part of the world, Peter culminates his journey in Margaret River by delving into the world of gourmet foods. He meets with a couple who have combined gourmet lamb production with an award-winning winery; visits the largest producers of black truffle in the world and finally hosts a fabulous Beach BBQ as part of the Gourmet Escape Food and Wine Festival.
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Peter’s new book Lands of the Curry Leaf is a flavour-filled vegetarian and vegan culinary journey of discovery from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka. It’s out this October from Murdoch Books.