The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) award-winning television series Destination Flavour will return for a 6th season, with chef Adam Liaw uncovering Chinese cuisine. Premiering on Wednesday 28 November at 7.30pm on SBS, Adam will embark on a journey of food with television audiences in tow.
Starting in the ancient imperial capital of Beijing through the provinces that gave birth to the eight great regional Chinese cuisines, Adam takes on an adventure of historical discovery and introduces viewers to the ancient and breathtakingly diverse culinary traditions that underpin a society going through a period of monumental transition. Through Adam’s eyes, viewers will experience a side of China rarely revealed to outsiders. From fiery cuisine and snow-dusted mountaintops in Sichuan, to Hainan Island’s tropical flavours and palm-lined beaches, and world-class cosmopolitan cuisine amidst the colossal skyscrapers of Hong Kong, Adam bears witness to the rapid change that’s shaking up the food culture of this entrenched and complex society.
It is a transformation that is echoed in Adam’s personal history. He has lived many lives. Over the years, he has travelled China in many guises – as a schoolboy, as a backpacker, and as a corporate lawyer. In Destination Flavour China, he is treading many of the same paths and reigniting treasured culinary memories. But this time, all that is old is new again. But there is another, deeply personal, aspect to this journey. For Adam, China is all about family. He launches his adventure with a visit to his English-born mother, who made Beijing her home 30 years ago, and concludes his travels on Hainan Island, his father’s homeland.
Josh Martin, Executive Producer said: “The history of China is intimately entwined with its cuisine and this series is a great way to get to know this fascinating country. For anyone who has ever dreamed of travelling to China, Destination Flavour China is a great “cheat sheet”; and for Australians of Chinese descent, it will have them longing to plan to visit.”
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