Peter takes us off the beaten track and into some of the world's most fascinating island communities
Sydney chef Peter Kuruvita takes us back of the beaten track and into some of the world’s most fascinating island communities, from the Philippines, down through Indonesia, across to Vanuatu and ending in the sublimely beautiful Cook Islands.
We could not hope for a better guide as we are transported through these largely unexplored wonderlands. Peter will get under the skin of these very different diverse cultures, and he'll do it through cooking; he'll find his way into their houses and explore their culinary histories. 'Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita' will open our eyes to the extreme variety of food that our closest neighbours enjoy, and will show how vastly it can differ from one island to the next. Every island has its unique gastronomy.
Having inherited his father's intrepid spirit, Peter is ready to explore new destinations, inspiring viewers as well as his own young sons in the same way his beloved father inspired him. Family is the core of life for Peter and on his travels he explores these family bonds in other cultures, making new friends and gathering new family recipes along the way.
Peter Kuruvita follows his lifelong appreciation for seafood and fishing culture to the culturally diverse northern region of the Philippines.
Chef Peter Kuruvita takes to the roads of the Philippines by adventurous means and explores the idea of sustainability amongst fishing communities in the Visayan Islands.
On the last leg of his Filipino tour, chef Peter Kuruvita carefully explores the mysterious voodoo island of Siquijor, as well as the party island of Bohol and its famous Chocolate Hills.
Peter Kuruvita lands on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. He goes from the hustle and bustle of the seafood markets in the capital of Makassar, to the salt fields and ship building yards along the south coast.
Ancient journeys are retraced and new generations of renowned fishermen are met as Peter Kuruvita sets sail along the old spice trade routes of picturesque Indonesia.
Peter Kuruvita navigates Indonesia’s spice islands by sea, finds favourite ingredients at their source and prepares a feast fit for a sultan.
Peter Kuruvita learns how to hunt and gather the traditional islander way, against the stunning backdrop of sunny Vanuatu.
Chef Peter Kuruvita bids farewell to pristine Vanuatu by cooking atop a volcano, sharing in a traditional Melanesian feast, and discovering the effects of the potent kava root.
The island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands provides Chef Peter Kuruvita with not only spectacular vistas but also unique opportunities to learn from friendly locals on how to hunt and gather native fare.
In a fitting conclusion to Island Feast, chef Peter Kuruvita explores breathtakingly beautiful areas of the Cook Islands, learning how to spearfish and hunt mud crabs by traditional means, before cooking a crowd favourite with a local twist for his final meal.
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