Chef Peter Kuruvita has returned to SBS with Coastal Kitchen, a new six-part series where he showcases the produce from some of Queensland’s most picturesque locations and diverse food regions.
The show premieres tomorrow, November 10 at 8.30pm, and is a celebration of Peter’s new sea change lifestyle, presented from Noosa, Gympie, Maleny, Kenilworth, Mooloolaba, the Glasshouse Mountains and Kin Kin.
Since moving from Melbourne to Noosa, Kuruvita has embraced the community of passionate producers behind the fresh local produce that has made this region one of the most exciting new foodie destinations in Australia.
The show will introduce you to some of the region’s most exciting food suppliers. You’ll see how camels are milked, spanner crabs are caught, and bee hives harvested for their honey. There’s a walk around the much-loved Noosa Farmers’ Markets with a chat to the stallholders who sell their wares every Sunday.
Back in his kitchen at Noosa Beach House, Sofitel, Kuruvita transforms rich, local ingredients such as spanner crabs, Mooloolaba prawns, macadamia nuts, tropical fruits, heirloom vegetables, native herbs and spices, and more, into a delightful array of dishes that are available online here – plus find out how to cook his impeccable whole steamed coral trout with ginger, habanero, shallot, and peanut glaze.
Best of all for many Queenslanders, all this amazing produce is almost in your backyard and easily accessible. You can pop into many of the places Kuruvita visits, take a local food tour for a more in-depth introduction, or dive right in with a hands-on course.
Coastal Kitchen follows Kuruvita’s My Sri Lanka, Island Feast and Mexican Fiesta series.
Kuruvita began his love affair with food with his grandmother in the traditional kitchen of his ancestral home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His experiences there inspired his first cookbook Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen.
His next cookbook, My Feast with Peter Kuruvita, takes food lovers on a culinary and cultural journey through the island communities of Asia and the South Pacific.