Airdate: Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita

By David Knox on May 7, 2012 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 0

SBS chef Peter Kuruvita, from My Sri Lanka, appears in a new 10-part cooking series set in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

In Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita he discovers local cuisines and customs by island hopping from the Philippines to Indonesia followed by a detour to Vanuatu and the Cook Islands.

Through heartfelt interactions with local families, Peter experiences the spirit of each community’s rich culture and learns the secrets of their unique gastronomy.

He commences his island adventure in the fascinating surrounds of the northern Philippine island of Luzon. First stop is the coastal town of Pagudpud, where he joins a local fisherman as he brings in his morning catch in a small, motorised outrigger. Peter takes in the local fishing technique of using nets by hand before returning to the beach to cook his version of a classic Filipino dish, spanner crab kinilaw.

Heading south, Peter stops at a far different coastal town by the name of Vigan. This town was built under Spanish rule and governed from Mexico for 300 years and as a result, what remains culturally and architecturally is a fusion of three different influences.

Thursday, 17 May at 8.00pm on SBS ONE.

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