Press release from Access PR
SBS Australia will launch an enticing new slate of food titles at this year’s MIPTV, including Zumbo – A behind the scenes look at Australia’s master patissier Adriano Zumbo; and French Food Safari – the long-awaited follow-up to the popular series Food Safari.
Zumbo (6 x 26 mins), is a fly-on-the-wall look at the world of Adriano Zumbo – Australia’s answer to Willy Wonka. His ambition to ‘caramelise the nation’, and with his rock star-like following and passion for exotic flavours and colours, he is well on his way to achieving this.
From humble beginnings Chef Zumbo has become one of the coolest dessert chefs in Australia – a new generation of funky foodies.
From the acclaimed Food Safari series comes a delicious culinary journey through French cuisine. Join hosts Maeve O’Meara and French chef extraordinaire Guillaume Brahimi in French Food Safari (9 x 26 mins), as they explore the kitchens of French Australia, then travel to France to discover the people, the best produce and the roots of French food.
Also launching at MIPTV 2011 is Gourmet Farmer (20 x 26 mins), which follows Australia’s most feared restaurant critic as he tosses in his city life for a country life living off the land, and House of Food Obsessives (2 x 52 mins), investigating how people’s eating issues could simply be a symptom of their unhappiness and how techniques of positive psychology can help them become happier.
FOOD & LIFESTYLE – NEW FOR MIPTV 2011
Zumbo 6 x 26 mins
Adriano Zumbo is no ordinary patissier. His ambition to ‘caramelise the nation’, and with his rockstar-like following and passion for exotic flavours and colours, he is well on his way to achieving this. From humble beginnings Chef Zumbo has become one of the coolest desert chefs in Australia. He pushes the boundaries of conventional pastry making with a wild and creative flair inspired by the world around him.
Gourmet Farmer 10 x 26 mins (Series 1) and 10 x 26 mins (Series 2 in production)
Matthew Evans, a former restaurant critic, tosses in his city life for a chance at country life on an island off Australia’s mainland. His ambition is to source the best gourmet produce, and to rear and grow it himself. He doesn’t know how to chop wood, he knows nothing about growing plants and even less about rearing animals. The series takes you on a journey with Matthew as he works night and day to make the change from City slicker to slow food.
French Food Safari 9 x 26 mins
From the popular Food Safari series’ comes a delicious culinary journey through French cuisine. Join hosts Maeve O’Meara and French chef extraordinaire Guillaume Brahimi, as they uncover cooking secrets and explore one of the world’s most popular cuisines. Explore the kitchens of French Australia, family recipes, cooking tips and handy hints. Then travel to France to discover the people, the best produce and the roots of French cuisine
FACTUAL – NEW FOR MIPTV 2011
House of Food Obsessives 2 x 52 mins
Prof Tim Sharp believes that people’s eating issues are simply a symptom of their unhappiness and by using the techniques of positive psychology he can help anyone become happier. Because of this Tim believes he can help cure food and weight problems without focusing on food at all and puts it to the test in a world-first experiment. Will this new approach really make any difference to 5 people who have struggled with overeating, under eating, comfort eating and picky eating for decades?
Living the end 1 x 52 mins
Three stories about travelling towards death and the life-affirming discovery that death is not a light that goes out, but a light that goes on. For Mark, Katie and Robert it is about to happen now, to them. As they begin their journey to the end, startling truths emerge. In the face of death, they see life. Where they expected to find fear, some will find profound happiness.
My Mum Talks to Aliens 1 x 52 mins
Mary Rodwell is Australia’s leading authority on extraterrestrial phenomena, her son Chris Rodwell is a vet, a man of science and self-confessed alien skeptic their relationship has reached a critical point and something has to give. Packing nothing but an open mind, Chris has agreed to enter his mum’s world and go on a road trip with her to allow her to convince him that the truth is really out there.
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