Bush Larder

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season

Bush Larder is a cooking show from Curiosity Stream that explores the unique and lesser-known ingredients found in the remote regions of Australia. Hosted by indigenous chef Clayton Donovan, the show takes viewers on a culinary journey across the Australian bush, highlighting traditional and contemporary techniques for cooking with wild ingredients.

The show begins with an introduction to Clayton Donovan, whose deep connection to the land and culture of Australia's First Nations peoples serves as the foundation of his cooking. Donovan's expertise in foraging and hunting allows him to gather ingredients that are often overlooked, and his knowledge of traditional cooking methods enables him to transform these ingredients into delicious and unique dishes.

Throughout the series, viewers are introduced to a diverse range of ingredients, from the tangy and refreshing flavors of the lemon myrtle plant to the delicate sweetness of the Tasmanian pepperberry. Donovan shares his insights on the history and cultural significance of each ingredient, demonstrating how they were used by indigenous peoples in their traditional diets.

Each episode of Bush Larder focuses on a different ingredient, with Donovan experimenting with different preparation methods and flavor profiles to create a variety of dishes. From savory crocodile skewers to sweet and fragrant wattleseed pavlova, the show offers a diverse range of culinary inspirations for home cooks who are looking to try something new and exciting.

One of the standout features of Bush Larder is its cinematography, which captivates viewers with stunning shots of the Australian landscape and wildlife. The show's production team does an excellent job of capturing the beauty and tranquility of the bush, immersing viewers in the natural environment that is the source of Donovan's ingredients.

But while the show's visuals are certainly a highlight, it is Donovan's engaging and informative hosting style that truly elevates Bush Larder. His passion for his culture and cuisine is infectious, and he has a natural talent for educating viewers on the unique ingredients and techniques used in indigenous cooking.

Overall, Bush Larder is a fantastic show for anyone with an interest in exploring new and exciting ingredients. Whether you're a seasoned cook looking to expand your repertoire or simply someone who enjoys learning about different cultures and cuisines, this show is sure to inspire and delight. With its beautiful cinematography, engaging host, and delicious recipes, Bush Larder is a must-watch for anyone who loves food and adventure.

Bush Larder is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on August 12, 2013.

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12. Sailfish
September 16, 2013
Kiran visits a smokehouse and prepares Sailfish. He then makes his way to a deep sea fishing hotspot in Watamu, joining Captain Combo to explore his traditional fishing methods. Combo later joins Kiran on a hi-tech fishing boat.
Ostrich Egg, Cow's Blood and Cattle Hump
11. Ostrich Egg, Cow's Blood and Cattle Hump
September 16, 2013
Kiran visits an Ostrich farm in Nairobi. He tangles with the big birds and collects a large egg. Later, he travels to the Masai Mara and immerses himself in foraging for wild herbs. Cattle are an invaluable source of food for the Masai, Kiran shares some ideas on how to create a luscious meal.
10. Octopus!
September 9, 2013
Kiran returns to the vibrant north coast to Che Chale, famous for its widescreen landscapes. He meets a local cassava farmer to harvest some of this delectable root, which will accompany his next ingredient perfectly - octopus.
Tea and Molo Lamb
9. Tea and Molo Lamb
June 5, 2014
Kiran travels to the beautiful manmade tea fields in Kericho and works alongside the tea pickers. There he learns how tea is processed and collects a large sack of tea leaves for an innovative cooking experiment. There, our chef investigates prized Molo lamb with a local mzee and his family.
Coral Fish, Oysters and Clams
8. Coral Fish, Oysters and Clams
September 2, 2013
Kiran traverses more of the north coast where he meets the enthusiastic fishermen who fashion improvised surfboards from debris and paddle out into an estuary with a perilous tide. Later, Kiran uses a local dhow in Kilifi to harvest fresh oysters and clams thriving in the mangroves.
Mt. Kenya Trout
7. Mt. Kenya Trout
September 2, 2013
Kiran ventures to two enigmatic landscapes that will ultimately hold the key to this episode's special dish. He scales the wild slopes of Mt. Kenya to Lake Rutundu, where two gamekeepers teach him how to nab different varieties of delicious trout.
6. Prawns
August 26, 2013
Palm wine, or mnazi, is a notoriously moreish alcoholic beverage made largely on Kenya's south coast. Kiran hangs out with local mnazi experts, goes on an uncomfortable trawl for prawns in a river and heads north to Mombasa, where a bustling spice market provides him with some culinary treasures.
Lake Victoria Whitebait
5. Lake Victoria Whitebait
August 26, 2013
Kiran heads west to Obama country, visiting a small peanut farm and picking green bananas, known as Matoke. He then rows across Africa's inland sea, Lake Victoria, and endures a ferocious lightning storm whilst fishing for Omena and other species of fish.
Rice and Fowl
4. Rice and Fowl
August 19, 2013
Kiran travels to Kenya's vast and productive rice paddies in Embu, where he tries 'surfing' cows, and harvesting and de-husking the fragrant rice. To preserve the growth and quality of each crop, Kiran joins sharpshooter Dhruv and tracker John on a duck hunt.
3. Crayfish
August 12, 2013
In search of Louisiana Crayfish, an American import, Kiran heads to the stunning mirror lake in Naivasha and learns how to ensnare the flavorsome little critters. Leaving the waters behind, our chef visits one of Kenya's most prolific wineries to sample their latest stock.
African Wild Honey and Game Meat
2. African Wild Honey and Game Meat
August 19, 2013
In Machakos Kiran investigates a legendary technique to trap Guinea Fowl, Kenya's equivalent to wild chicken. The complex process involves getting stung by wild African honeybees, preparing an incredibly potent honey beer, and eventually self-marinating the Guinea Fowl from the inside.
Mud Crabs
1. Mud Crabs
August 12, 2013
In the first episode of the series, Kiran travels to the beautiful northern Kenyan coastal town of Malindi where he discovers how to make traditional mandazis, collects tamarinds, and finally catch a batch of monstrous mud crabs with charismatic father and son duo, Jacob and Peter.
Where to Watch Bush Larder
Bush Larder is available for streaming on the Curiosity Stream website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bush Larder on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    August 12, 2013