Food Safari - Fire

Season 1
 (17)
2016ALL
Food Safari returns in a blaze of glory to explore how cultures across the world cook with fire. In this visually spectacular 10-part series host Maeve O'Meara learns the secrets to grilling, smoking, roasting and baking from some of Australia's top chefs, cooks and barbecue devotees.
Starring
Maeve O'Mara
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Special InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 7 2016
    25min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Food Safari returns in a blaze of glory introducing all you need to know about fire, wood, charcoal, types of meat, smoking, grilling, roasting and a cheat's spit. Host Maeve O'Meara learns from food legends Lennox Hastie, Guy Grossi, Rodney Dunn, Anthony Puharich and the great Tetsuya Wakuda.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 14 2016
    25min
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    English
    Food Safari Fire explores the best char-grilled street food from around the world including Greek pork souvlaki, Abruzzese arrosticini, Malaysian satay, Vietnamese beef in betel leaves and Mexican fish tacos.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    January 21 2016
    25min
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    Food Safari Fire host Maeve O'Meara explores the versatility and culinary delights of the Wood fired oven from the healthy 6 minute standup fish to Neapolitan pizza, slow-cooked goat, sourdough bread and sensational Greek pie.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    January 28 2016
    25min
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    Maeve O'Meara explores how fire and coals create some of the world's classic recipes - traditional Turkish kebabs, Portuguese sardines, meltingly tender marinated Chilean pork belly and a spicy masterpiece - South African braais.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    February 4 2016
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    Over 5000 years the basic design of the tandoor oven has not changed, making it one of the oldest cooking devices on earth. Maeve O'Meara seeks out recipes across the subcontinent to Armenia- tandoori chicken, prawns, naan, lamb kebabs and an elaborate roast pumpkin - all so good you'll want one in your backyard!
  6. 6. Episode 6
    February 11 2016
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The ancient tradition of roasting a whole animal over a fire has always been visually spectacular as well as incredibly delicious - Maeve explores Argentinian a la cruz style cooking, Brazilian churrasco, Sardinian suckling pig, Portuguese piri piri chicken and a crowd-pleasing Greek Easter lamb.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    February 18 2016
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As the cuisines of the world developed different techniques to capture flame, they also developed a unique range of pots and pans - host Maeve O'Meara enjoys learning about the Spanish perol, Croatian peka, Chinese claypot, Moroccan tajine and Lebanese saj.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    February 25 2016
    25min
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    Fast cooking over fire makes your heart beat faster and across Asia a number of recipes come to life over flame - Maeve explores Vietnamese bun cha, Korean beef ribs, Xinjiang lamb skewers, Japanese kushiyaki and Thai gai yang.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    March 3 2016
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Maeve explores the ancient art of smoking in cuisines around the world, tasting hot smoked salmon and kingfish, the West African condiment shito, flavoursome smoked lamb, Irish cold smoked green bacon and Kansas City style ribs.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    March 10 2016
    25min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Maeve embraces the ingenuity of the home-made barbecue, exploring the remarkably adaptable 44 gallon drum used in the Kimberley as a smoker for barramundi and in Jamaica to cook jerk chicken and pork, as well as various parts of fridges, wheelie bins and lawnmowers welded into cooking devices. There's even a car boot bbq, a homemade Cypriot kleftiko oven and a Samoan umu feast.

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Directors
Toufic Charabati
Producers
Toufic Charabati
Season year
2016
Network
Janson Media
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LookingAheadReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is an amazing series; classic, simple, utterly ingenious techniques...surprisingly informative
This episode was a delightful surprise for me. And here I thought "fire is fire is fire"...turns out, it's not that simple. But the uses for it, the range of things it produces, and the ways it is used turns out to be simply genius. I never thought learning about something I was so familiar with could yield so many surprises, but it did. I'm already planning a few new versions of recipes that incorporate the things I learned in these episodes. May even build my own (small) version of a brick-fired oven at home now. Fire is now one of the most important "tools" I have in my kitchen.

Watch this -- you will not be disappointed. And you may learn a few new things you never expected to learn in the process.
2 people found this helpful
JackieReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
breath of fresh air
Didn't have high hopes at first, but was pleasantly surprised with a quality presentation of cooking with fire which is used all around the world since beginning of time.... way before lame reality tv cooking shows. This was a breath of fresh air because it didn't beat a dead horse with the typical hicks smoking pork ribs & arguing about sauce mops. This show had rich content with diverse culture & various methods! Bravo
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Loving2Travel2Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
room for improvement
Giving a generous 4. Great ideas. BUT the way everything is presented is very ADD and rushed (lacked depth and didn't flow well)....Episodes aren't paced well. It's like they just want to cram as much as they can of different shots and talk to as many people as they can manage (hit only high level points) per episode and move on to the next episode. Generally speaking show has lots of potential. Sadly didn't have that je ne sais quoi.
Howard LeeReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show that will inspire you too cook with fire
I happened to see this show pop up on my feed and thought I would give it a try. The show ended up really inspiring me to cook with fire again. I've been using my oven and pellet grill because I've gotten lazy as I've gotten older. After cooking with charcoal this weekend I realized how much I missed that great flavor. Now, I'm off to finding a Vietnamese Charcoal stove and some other accessories to continue down the journey.
KrisR92Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A gem for passionate culinary enthusiast!
I enjoyed this series so much. Cooking with fire is something I didn't utilize up to this point. I watched the first episode and was drawn in! I've written so many notes and I'am excited to enjoy the outdoors and get cooking!! I enjoyed the simple recipes the chefs shared! The Safari Food series is going to be my binge watch during this lock down and I am excited.
EvergladesReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I should have watched this sooner
The girl (Maeve Omeava) is perfect for this series. She is pleasant, entertaining, cute and wears some very interesting shirts. Never get tired watching people cooking all over the world. They are all talented!!
MaxReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding show
Funny, lovely, you keep asking for more. People that isn't real chef but teach you great skills on how to manage fire and their food.
The host is great. She is similar to Jacques Pépin where the conversation it's way more natural, funny and friendly.
Scotspiration™Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
But...it's borrowed from Indigenous Australians.
Lovely music paired with the near perfect "bark" of the beast roasting o'er an open fire, there Rodney. But, you borrowed nearly all of your fire roasting techniques from Australia's indigenous tribes.
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