Food Safari takes you on a culinary journey across Australia.

Producer-presenter Maeve O'Meara has spent most of her life seeking out great food, recipes and the clever people who make simple ingredients sing.

Her access-all-areas camaraderie with everyone from three-hat chefs to passionate home-cooks results in a series that feeds food enthusiasts' desire for insider knowledge.

Each of the half-hour episodes details how to source, prepare and cook one specific cuisine with authentic results. Host Maeve O’Meara takes us deep into our cities and suburbs to uncover the very best food from Africa, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Along the way, we meet an array to top chefs and venture into the kitchens of passionate home cooks – people who really know their cuisine and who make this series so real.  Many of them are Maeve’s old friends and they happily share simple tips while preparing easy, mouth-watering dishes.  It’s a bit like getting a kiss on both cheeks as you pull up a chair to learn great new recipes.

If the ingredients are not in local supermarkets, Maeve’s guests take us to markets and specialty shops to show us exactly what to buy.  It’s like shopping with a food-savvy friend who then takes you home to whip up easy, smart food.

This is the food program that will inspire everyone to stirfry, barbecue, toss salads, savour noodles, indulge in sweets, try new tastes and enjoy cooking again.

Food Safari is a practical recipe-based program that takes the viewer by the hand and introduces them to the basic ingredients and simple recipes across 13 different cuisines – Moroccan, Malaysian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Lebanese, Mexican, Turkish, Spanish. The recipes are traditional and the emphasis is on great flavour and ease of assembling.



SEASONS 1-4: 45 x half hours


SBS Australia




Kismet Productions



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