A new TV series set in the Western Australia’s greater south west region and starring much-loved TV chef Antonio Carluccio and respected WA Indigenous elder and performer Dr Richard Walley starts Thursday 8 September at 6pm on SBS.
In Antonio Carluccio’s 6 Seasons Richard take Antonio on a journey of discovery, culture, wild gathering and cooking, which includes a visit to the extraordinary annual food festival Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
During the six half-hour shows, Richard introduces Antonio to the six seasons of the Aboriginal calendar and the availability of native and foraged foods at different times of the year.
What they cook
Together they cook with some incredible WA produce including kangaroo, pearl meat, marron, yabbies, wild duck, wild honey, bush pepper, quandongs, bush limes and other truly unique Australian foods that Antonio had not seen or tasted before.
They hunt and fish, catch crabs by hand with local kids, discover ancient forests and sacred places, and experience dance and music by a blazing fire in the clean crisp star-filled night to the sounds of a didgeridoo.
Each episode is set in a different part of the south west and showcases the people, food and rich history of the area. Episode six focuses on the Margaret River region.
Antonio said his impressions of Aboriginal culture were changed by the experience and he observed a strong belief in family life and respect for elders and ancestors.
“This provided me with a wonderful opportunity to forage in nature and see for myself how a great variety of foods I had not previously encountered were imaginatively prepared and shared.
“Richard and I shared our deep knowledge of food and culture which, whilst our countries are at extreme geographical distance, we found that our philosophy of food and life was very close indeed.”
The new series will air on SBS weeknights from Thursday 8 September at 6pm.
Antonio Carluccio’s 6 Seasons was commissioned by and made possible with support from IMG Culinary Australia, organisers of Margaret River Gourmet Escape, and was produced with the assistance of Screenwest and Lotterywest. It was produced by CM Film Productions and directed by Carmelo Musca and Richard Walley.
This is not a sponsored post. The content of this post is from a media release from Margaret River Gourmet Escape. I am a huge fan of Antonio Carluccio and of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, which is why I’ve shared this with you.