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Title My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita: Ep 1 of 10 / Director: Tompson, Scott
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Description 1 streaming video file (26 min. 41 sec.) ; 160992645 bytes
Summary Join Sydney chef Peter Kuruvita as he takes a journey through the unique food, colourful culture and rich history of Sri Lanka. Using his grandmother's recipes as a guide, Peter travels across the country, from seaside fishing village to lofty tea field, experiencing the wealth of Sri Lanka's beauty and culinary diversity along the way. With Peter at the helm, there is no shortage of memories to share, or dishes to discover in this authentic portrayal of a unique and alluring country and its cuisine. Throughout his travels, Peter is joined by old friends and new and together they explore the area's culture, site-specific ingredients and recipes.Episode 1On his return to Sri Lanka, Peter is overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood home, Colombo. Once there, Peter reconnects with Prima, his childhood nanny and together they cook in the bustle of Colombo's largest market, Pettah.Celebrations for the Kelaniya Perahera then take over as elephants and hundreds of thousands of Buddhist worshippers line the streets. Peter joins in the rituals and celebrations, honoured by experiencing the yearly event in Colombo before embarking on his journey across Sri Lanka. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and Sinhalese) (Food Series) G CC
Event Broadcast 2011-11-03 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Cooking (Curry)
Cooking (Shrimp)
Cooking, Sri Lankan.
Discovery & exploration.
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people) -- Social life and customs.
Sri Lanka -- Colombo.
Form Streaming video
Author Kuruvita, Peter, host
Tompson, Scott, director