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Taste of Australia is a reality show which explores the cuisine of Australia. In every episode Lyndey Milan takes a trip to a new and exciting location within Australia. Each destination is chosen in order to provide a unique culinary experience. It's not all about food though. Milan maintains that food is intertwined with the culture of an area. She uses a search for delicious foods to also sample the lives of the people within an area. She looks to find how foods have helped the local heroes and the normal people who simply want to put some great food in front of their family.

Seven Network
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
April 1, 2015
Documentary & Biography, Food, Travel
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Taste of Australia Full Episode Guide

  • Lyndey is in the pearling capital of the country, Broome, where she dives headfirst into the town's history on a pearling boat tour before catching a ride on the world's only limo trike for a bush tucker tasting trip. Lyndey combines the outback with the ocean in a dish of Indigenous spiced Pearl meat at the scenic Roebuck bay.

  • Kununurra is the gateway to some of Western Australia's most remarkable natural attractions and home to WA's biggest outdoor festival, the Argle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster. Lyndey embraces this vibrant community celebration and cooks a spiced Kangaroo and paw paw salad with good friend and celebrity cook, Stephanie Alexander.

  • Lyndey explores the Margaret River in Western Australia, during the annual Gourmet Escape weekend. This culinary event attracts an A-list of chefs and food celebrities from across the globe, everyday Australians rub shoulders with the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Tetsuya Wakuda, Guillaume Brahimi and Adriano Zumbo.

  • With basket in hand, Lyndey plans her own farmgate tour, visiting Ulladulla Harbour for a prize catch; South Coast Providore for fresh produce and sweet treats; and fills her basket at a luscious berry farm. Lyndey uses these for a fabulous seafood pasta and very berry trifle. Lyndey is ecstatic to see a whole pod of dolphins and feed a kangaroo on the beach.

  • This episode stars a variety of food and wine heroes. The McGuigan name is synonymous with the Hunter Valley and Lyndey visits Neil, a 4th generation winemaker to see what goes into being three times International Winemaker of the year. Amongst the vines, Lyndey poaches chicken and challenges Neil with a risotto to match his Semillon

  • Lyndey opens this Autumn show at the misty and magical Echo point as the Three Sisters smile from below. Logan Brae Apple Orchard is the home of juicy ripe apples and after sampling the apple juice, Lyndey takes her apples and uses the classic combo of pork and apples to make pulled pork and apple slaw by an indoor open fire.

  • It's all aboard the F.O.O.D train! [Food of the Orange District]. Lyndey prepares a breakfast treat then boards a special train in Sydney, and as it winds its way across the plains to Orange interviews food producers on board. Lyndey visits an organic poultry and discovers why beer and bees have given an old inn.

  • The Albury farmers market is a mecca with local ice-cream, juicy sausages, glistening jams & cordials & a classic Italian smallgoods expert. Then check out some local food that has been around a bit longer: Aboriginal bush tucker. Learn the secrets of cooking damper in a traditional ground oven & has a "show and tell" of some bush spices & feels the traditions & spirit of the traditional owners

  • Blooming lovely is the view of Canberra when Lyndey steps off the train in the nation's capital. The glorious scent of flowers is in the air at the annual Floriade festival. Lyndey takes in the sights and cooks a delectable Lavender Brulee with a charming French chef. Then she stops in at Helm winery for a spot of tasting and fly-fishing.

  • Lyndey opens the show riding a camel on windswept Lighthouse Beach and then drops in on Ricardos Tomatoes to see the workings of an integrated farm gate and tourist attraction. At Bago Winery, Lyndey cooks tomatoes three ways before exploring the stunning maze. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is a special stop before learning about life on the land at Lorne Valley Macadamia Farm

  • It's early morning hustle and bustle in the huge produce sheds at Flemington markets before a trip to designer store of new-age butcher, Victor Churchill. Here top class meat catches the eye of celebrity chef Neil Perry. He and Lyndey cook a BBQ on the shores of Sydney harbour then it's the happiest pig farm on earth and Lyndey creates a mouth-watering perfect pork steak as the sun sets.

  • Lyndey arrives by chopper at Borrodell Orange's highest winery for the annual winter "gum-boot & truffle" hunt and dinner, creating one of the courses. At Mandagery Creek it's deer and Massaman Venison Curry to perfectly suits the chilly but stunning surrounds. Gold panning and damper follow then history lures her to Milthorpe before a visit to a local providore

  • Autumn makes a stunning backdrop in the Adelaide Hills at Nepenthe where Lyndey goes Spanish with a tempting tapas plate to match three modern wines. It's all about tradition in the Barossa Valley at Jacobs Creek where she bakes a local chicken to match their sparkling white. A fascinating mushroom farm de-bunks the myths of mushrooms and the dark

  • Under the shadow of the grand chancellery at Armidale University, Lyndey cooks an Aussie classic, de-constructed Peach Melba. She then stops by at award-winning Milly Hill lamb; a family run business that is changing the face of sheep farming. Unusually she poaches some in vine leaves picked at historic Petersons guesthouse.

  • As the snow melts in summer there's a plethora of rich produce and stunning green landscapes. Lyndey visits Wild Brumby Schnapps garden and distillery for a fiery tasting before she creates a heavenly apple cake. A fishing expedition for Murray Cod under the shadow of Blowering Dam, provides comedy but no fish though Lyndey creates a dish with a nod to the Italians.

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