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Episode 1: Cooking against the elements

I’ve cooked in some strange places in my time – on the banks of the Seine in Paris, up to my waist in cold Tasmanian waters, and even at sunset in the middle of Kruger National Park in Africa (surrounded by hungry hyenas, no less).

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Episode 2: The sport of eating

Cooking and eating are two of life’s most endearing pleasures. The act of sharing a meal takes the fundamental human need for sustenance, and elevates it to a poetic expression of skill, art and love.

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Episode 3: Japanese home-cooking secrets

There will always be a difference between what is served at restaurants and what is cooked and eaten by ordinary people at home.

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Episode 4: Keeping culture

When you come from a country as young as Australia, it’s hard not to be envious of the history of an ancient country like Japan.

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Episode 5: Getting started with Japanese cuisine

Learning a new cuisine is never easy, and for me getting started with Japanese food was certainly no picnic.

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Episode 6: Tokyo – the world’s best food city

“Big call.” That was what our director, Scott Tompson, said when we first reached Tokyo and I told him I thought that this was far and away the world’s best food city.

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Episode 7: Digging deeper in Kyoto

Kyoto is undeniably Japan’s cultural and historical centre, and it’s the kind of place we most expect when we visit Japan.

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Episode 8: The Osaka difference

In all the years I lived in Japan, and to my great shame, I never once visited Osaka. In my mind, it would just be a slightly smaller version of Tokyo.

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Episode 9: Kyushu

The overseas visitors to Japan really start to thin out the further you get from Tokyo.

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Episode 10: The end of the road

Arriving in Okinawa was a fairly emotional time for us filming Destination Flavour Japan. It meant that, after nearly three months on the road, our journey was almost over.

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Adam Liaw explores the real Japan, discovering passionate food producers, master chefs and delicious recipes to try.

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