UKTV’s Good Food channel is to air John Torode’s Australia, in association with Tourism Australia and Emirates. The show will see the renowned international chef setting off on a personal culinary road trip across Australia.
John Torode’s Australia will show him catching up with his friends and family as well as meeting the immigrant communities who opened his eyes to a world of new flavours. This is an intimate journey where John will re-discover everything that is great about Oz, and the inspiration and origins of some of the country’s best-loved dishes.
We’re really excited to be working with John Torode to bring this TV series to Good Food. Viewers will be able to experience a real taste of life in Australia on this culinary adventure as John meets some fascinating people, and experiences some incredible places and produce. – Emma Humphreys from Tourism Australia
From the restaurateurs who led the haute cuisine revolution down under, to the producers and growers who have been defining how Australians eat for decades, John will visit the ‘birthplaces’ of some of the most delicious and tempting food available. High on his list of priorities is top home grown produce including amazing coffee, world renowned wines, award-winning seafood and exceptional cuts of meat.
The ten part advertiser funded programme features product placement and follows John as he retraces the flavours of his childhood, the people who inspired his passion for food, and the places that shaped his early memories.
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the content team at Drum and two such well established brands as Tourism Australia and Emirates, helping to get this fantastic new series onto the Good Food Channel whilst combining both AFP & PP elements. With Production in the safe hands of the team at Mentorn, it promises to be a visual feast and perfect escapist TV for our discerning foodie audience. – UKTV’s Commercial Partnerships Manager Kate Norum
The series will also provide viewers with an authentic snapshot of life in Australia. As part of this, John will be taking a trip to Kangaroo Island in South Australia, experiencing the early-morning fish auction in Sydney’s famous fish market, and joining the surfers on the Great Ocean Road.
In addition to the sumptuous recipes, which will be available on goodfoodchannel.co.uk, the series will also capture the stunning scenery of an Aussie road trip, providing a real sense of the different characters in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
This is Mentorn Media’s second series with Good Food and follows the hugely successful series with the Hairy Bikers last year; Hairy Bikers’ Mississippi Adventure. John Torode’s Australia arrives on Good Food in 2014.