Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Stefan travels to the town of Igloolik where he discovers people still hunting whale and seal. He goes on a 10-day hunting trip with his Inuit guide Theo, and is forced to put aside any qualms about the hunting of seals and whales. He also discovers that global warming is threatening the Inuit way of life.
Lila and Demetri are already way past their deadline for completion. It's a financial crisis just waiting to happen, but they decide to do a photo shoot for their brochure and website despite not having everything in place. The most important of the 35 chandeliers being installed is broken and the curtain hanging hits a snag. Yet despite all that, Lila and Demetri decide it is time to open their luxury retreat, Glynt Manor anyway and when the first guests arrive they are all in for a surprise.
On the next step of his sea voyage, Francesco is sailing into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates and the ships of rival powers.
This one-hour documentary celebrates the history of Australian food through the recollections of Australian food legend Margaret Fulton, a pioneer of the Australian kitchen.
Surveillance is everywhere. We're all being watched ... on streets ... in suburbs ... at airports ... at shopping malls ... even in our own homes by technologies that make the invisible ... visible. Surveillance goes behind the security doors and discovers the secret, often disturbing world of surveillance.
The world famous equestrian theatre Zingaro rehearses a spectacular show in the grounds of the palace of Versailles under the watchful eye of its formidable director Bartabas. Tension builds as the erection of the stadium that will seat thousands of spectators falls behind schedule and riders and horses prepare for what must be a perfectly choreographed and timed performance.
Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen escapes the Vietnam heat and visits the town of Dalat in the central highlands. Dalat was the playground of the French in the 20s and 30s, and the cool climate and chalet style architecture are in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Luke visits the famous indoor markets where he buys all his ingredients for a clay pot veggie recipe.
Stefan continues his culinary journey around the world with his most dangerous trip yet: smuggling himself into the jungles of eastern Burma, where the Karen people are fighting a vicious guerrilla war with the Burmese army. He goes on patrol with a Karen rebel group deep into the jungle to check on isolated villages that are under constant threat of attack. There he finds villagers whose fields have been mined to stop them harvesting their crops, and whose homes are often looted by the Burmese army. The patrol must survive on a little rice and what they can catch in the jungle, even if that means eating endangered animals.
In a shock move Demetri and Lila decide to take a three day break at a tropical resort in Mission Beach when the renovations are just getting started. Lila's mum and dad move into the manor to keep an eye on things, but, it's not long before Lila and Demetri realise they need to be hands on. They head back to Melbourne where their complaints about the standard of work leads to a confrontation with the tiling contractor.
Conditions at sea are turning rough as Francesco continues his journey, sailing from Venice to Istanbul. The coastline is stunning but he cannot avoid the scars of war that followed hard on the collapse of Yugoslavia.
Featuring new ideas on how to snowboard any day of the year; bring cameras into line with the human eye; give dry drains a break.
In celebration of the wonderful culture and cuisine of Greece, Chef Barry Vera is back in the kitchen creating some Greek classics, adding his own imaginative twist.
In tonight's episode Stefan visits a camp for internally displaced people in war-torn Northern Uganda, to find out how people survive on meagre UN food rations. The UN gives them just 60% of their daily needs, so where do they find the rest? With rebels patrolling the nearby countryside, finding food is a matter of life and death.
Stefan Gates travels to Venezuela in the midst of a socialist revolution led by President Hugo Chavez. He arrives the day after President Chavez is re-elected and finds a country split down the middle, locked in a battle between rich and poor. Key to this battle is the president's massive redistribution of land and food to the poor, paid for with oil exports. During the trip, Stefan cooks in the slums' soup kitchens, investigates food shortages in subsidised shops, and meets one of the richest men in the country who has been battling with "land invaders" for five years.
In this episode, Kevin McCloud follows a couple, Rob and Alida, from Suffolk who are building an ecologically friendly house. To finance the build, Rob and Alida sell their house and, with their three young daughters, move into a caravan on the site. Prior to starting the project, Rob was made redundant so throughout the process, money is a big problem.
Tonight, Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen, reaches the beautiful beaches of the east coast of Vietnam, stopping to visit relatives in Phan Thiet. At his family's noodle store at a busy market, Luke and his parents prepare a traditional local dish. Then on the waterfront at Mui Ne, he wanders through the chaos of the early morning fish market, then creates a delectable razor clam salad right on the beach. Finally, he prepares traditional rice paper rolls using the freshest of ingredients.
In tonight's episode, with the call to prayer still ringing in his ears, Barry gets to work in the kitchen to let you in on the secrets of preparing a few of his favourite Moroccan dishes.
With a self-imposed deadline of six weeks to renovate their new mansion and open it to the public, as a luxury retreat, finding a tiler is becoming a major concern for Demetri and Lila. But, there's a breakthrough with a local plumber, and a family working bee saves the day.
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