Food Safari Water is a 13-part series that serves up an abundance of multicultural seafood recipes and cuisines, traditions and tastes. It seems every country on earth does something inventive and delicious with seafood, and all of it can be found in Australia.
Now in its 12th year on SBS, the latest stimulating series not only showcases the diverse seafood dishes of the world, it dives deep into the customs of catching and preserving fish, shellfish, crustaceans and sea vegetables. It’s also a celebration of the hardworking fishermen and women, divers and foragers, processors and smokers as well the brilliant chefs and home cooks who share their treasured recipes and techniques.
SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald, said: 'We’re thrilled to be bringing back one of Australia’s most iconic food programmes. Food Safari Water is a visual delight featuring world-class chefs and the best cooks of multicultural Australia.'
'Fear of fish can afflict even the most confident cook. Food Safari Water presents seafood via practical, healthy recipes that are approachable and attainable. Whether it’s showcasing recipes that have been handed down over generations or multicultural dishes with a twist using local ingredients, Maeve O’Meara is the perfect tour guide for this flavourful voyage to some of our country’s most beautiful destinations.'
'Our research showed a vast number of seafood recipes across the cuisines of the world but putting the episodes together and seeing the stories and the dishes come together gave us goosebumps – this is one of our very best Food Safari series!', added O’Meara.
Take a journey with Maeve as she unearths Peter Conistis’s signature scallop and taramasalata moussaka; Frank Camorra’s mastery of Spanish seafood tapas; a masterclass on how to cook fish with Australia’s top seafood chef Steve Hodges; and the heart-beat-faster excitement of the mullet run, up Australia’s east coast with Giovanni Pilu.