Returning: On Country Kitchen

NITV next week premieres a second season of foodie show On Country Kitchen in which Indigenous Chef Mark Olive and Derek Nannup tour regions of NSW.

A new series with a delicious twist on New South Wales’ produce, characters, culture and adventures. Cultural man and comic, Derek Nannup, is taken on a tour of the region by the one-of-a kind Indigenous Chef Mark ‘The Black Olive’. The Illawarra is where Mark has lived, on and off, for the last three decades. This is his chance to show Derek around and introduce him to everything and everyone the region has to offer, sharing his expertise in the fusion of native herbs with his recipes inspired by the region.

Episode One:
Mark and Derek take to the NSW region in their vintage car to visit Uncle Noel Butler for a welcome to Yuin country. Snaking south from Ulladulla, they meet Hilary, Jim and Taco the dog on the waters of Bateman’s Bay, where they pick oysters from the ‘underwater paddocks’. At Kangaroo Valley Olives, the boys have to work for their supper of oils and tapenades, and they have a stand up paddle board race at Huskisson with some of the local mob. Cohen Simpson-Brown dives off the rocks and spears a whiting for a late afternoon feed and the Doonooch dance crew put on a spirited traditional performance on the beach.

Wednesday, 23 October at 7.30pm on NITV.

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