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Title Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey: Cambodia and Vietnam - Ep 1 Of 7 / Director: Pritchard, David
Published Australia : ABC1, 2009
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Summary Rick Stein embarks on an epic culinary journey by sea, down rivers and overland through jungle and mountain tracks to explore the Far East's most diverse food cultures.During the series, Rick shares his new-found knowledge, recreates the tantalising food of his travels and captures on the plate the rich and varying cultures of the Far East. It features new recipes to make your mouth water and breathtaking on-location photography evoking the magic of bustling markets, exotic locations and exciting flavours. From the heady mix of Chinese and French influences that characterise Vietnamese food to the distinctive and unusual Khmer cuisine of Cambodia and the light and fragrant flavours of Bangladesh, this series is bursting with new taste sensations, vibrant flavours and unusual recipes.Along the way, Rick visits traditional family-run restaurants, street vendors, floating markets, night markets, fishing villages, and the local cinnamon and rice farmers to learn about the authentic food of the Far East, and to sample the delicious spectrum of exotic flavours.Rick begins his odyssey in Cambodia, a country still recovering from the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Rick discovers the joys of freshly caught swimmer crabs cooked with green peppercorns from Kampot. He learns how to cook the most famous dish in the country, fish amok, made with lemongrass and coconut. He also samples lok lak, a popular dish made with stir-fried strips of marinated beef. Like most people who come here, Rick visits the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple, before joining a rice barge to take him down the mighty Mekong River to the border of Vietnam.Rick's journey also takes in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and the islands of Indonesia.PRODUCTION DETAILS:7 x 60 minutes. Series Producer/Director: David Pritchard; Executive Producer: Joanna Ball (BBC). Denham Productions for BBC
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-04-27 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Cooking (Beef)
Cooking (Crabs)
Cooking (Curry)
Cooking, Cambodian.
Mekong River.
Form Streaming video
Author Pritchard, David, director
Stein, Rick, host