Sarah Graham's

Food Safari-Season 2

The adventure continues on M-Net Channel 101 on Monday 9th January at 6pm

Sarah Graham’s Food Safari is a cooking show that explores some of Africa’s most interesting and exciting food through the eyes of food writer and cook, Sarah Graham. Sarah grew up on a small game reserve in Zimbabwe, lion cubs and elephants included. In the upcoming second season of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari we'll see more of Sarah’s food story, set against the epic African backdrops of Mozambique and the Kruger area.

Sarah will take us on a food adventure that travels all the way from the endless beaches and blue seas of Mozambique’s coastline, to the bustling and colourful chaos of Maputo. We’ll explore the bushveld of the Kruger National Park area to the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, and many magical spots in between. It’s all about experiencing some of Sarah’s favourite corners of Southern Africa, feasting and exploring as we go.

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Episode Guide

TOFO, MOZAMBIQUE

Monday, 9 Jan 2017

Just north of Maputo up the Mozambican coastline you find the seaside town of Tofo, with lines of gently swaying palm trees and it's seemingly endless turquoise waters. It feels a fitting place to begin our tropical African adventure.

We'll head out on a beautiful Arab-style sailing dhow to the island that Sonai grew up on, and visit an old dhow building master to learn more about his craft. I'll also spend time in the kitchen with Sonia at her restaurant Tofo Tofo, and learn some local dishes from her as well as prepare some of my own favourites for Sonia and her friends, ending our episode with a balmy beach party under the stars.

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TOFO, MOZAMBIQUE

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

Still in and around Tofo, in this episode we’ll visit the local market to buy fresh ingredients, and then explore some of the stand-out spots in this seaside village. We'll go on a walk to find fresh coconuts, and I'll spend some time learning how to cook a few local favourites from my new friend Mila, and then prepare a sunset dinner to share with her and her family.

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MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE-CITY BY TUK TUK

Monday, 23 Jan 2017

Rob travels a lot for work, and Maputo is on of his favourite African cities. It's a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis and I'll head off in a Tuk-Tuk on a fascinating tour with a local guide, Jane. We'll explore everything from the beautiful historic Train Station to local hotspots, all set against the backdrop of Maputo's beautiful tree-lined avenues.

I then prepare a Mozambican-inspired feast to enjoy on a rooftop overlooking the city, to be shared at sunset with Jane and some of her friends.

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MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE-FOOD MARKET AND SEASIDE FEAST

Monday, 30 Jan 2017

With its long rows of vendors, tables piled high with produce, fresh fish and colourful spices, the Municipal Market is Maputo's main market and a treasure trove of local ingredients and knowledge. Local chef José and I will explore the market stalls and source beautiful, local ingredients, including fresh clams.

I'll then head back to the hotel to prepare a meal for Rob and I, cooking beneath the shade of an ancient Fig Tree, set against the dazzling backdrops of the beach and the Indian Ocean.

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PONTA DO OURO, MOZAMBIQUE

Monday, 06 FEB 2017

White Pearl Resort is nestled cosily in a beautiful coastal bay just north of the town of Ponta do Ouro. The resort offers endless ocean views, as well as the chance to horse ride on the white sand beaches, and if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of turtles that nest nearby.

After a happy, adventure-filled seaside day, I'll cook a meal for my family which we'll enjoy at sunset, basking in the balmy breeze and overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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PONTA DO OURO, MOZAMBIQUE-DOLPHIN SWIM

Monday, 13 FEB 2017

Ponta Do Ouro epitomises everything that there is to love about African coastal villages. Rustic, palm-tree-fringed, endless white sand beaches and azure ocean, and fresh seafood brought in daily by local fisherman. Tropical fruit vendors abound and the skies are endlessly blue. It also features something extra special in the way of local wildlife with the opportunity to swim with the many dolphins that make the shoreline their playground.

I'll cook sumptuous fresh crayfish and prawns over hot coals and will also share my version of famous Mozambican pre go sauce to add flavour to delicious beef skewers.

Rob and I will also head out to sea to experience the magic of swimming with dolphins in the deliciously temperate Mozambican waters.

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ROCKTAIL BAY, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, 20 FEB 2017

We say a fond farewell to Mozambique and travel slog the east coast back into South Africa to the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Rocktail is set back in and shaded by the sanctuary of the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest covering the ancient dunes that make up the edge of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal coast. Rob and I will explore some of the tree-covered dunes, and take Sohpie and Isla on a night-time scorpion spotting excursion. I'll prepare an Indian-themed dinner to enjoy overlooking the coastal forest.

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PONGOLA GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, 27 FEB 2017

Pongola Game Reserve is a bush paradise that combines the scenic variety of bush veld, mountains and major water bodies, all teeming with an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, hippopotamus, and crocodile.

My Mom, Sophie, Isla and myself will spend some time on Pongola's magical riverboat spotting animals as they make their way down to the river.

I will cook a bush brunch for my family, which we'll enjoy together overlooking the breathtaking views of the valley and winding river below.

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FIRESIDE BUSH DINNER

Monday, 06 Mar 2017

In this episode I will meet the famous 'Black Mambas', a mostly all-woman team deployed to provide on-the-ground anti-poaching support in the regions of the Balule Nature Reserve and the Greater Kruger National Park.

I will go on a bush walk with them near the beautiful Olifants River, learning more about the invaluable wildlife protection work that they do.

I'll cook a fireside bush feast for the Black Mambas near their camp, sharing a meal together while swapping stories and listening to the sounds of the African bush.

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KRUGER SUNSET BUSH DINNER, KLASERIE, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, 13 Mar 2017

Continuing on from our story of conservation volunteers in Zimbabwe and Zambia, we locate our African Impact volunteer base in the Klaserie area of Kruger National Park. Here our international volunteers are involved in a range of conservation activities from Leopard Research to photographic documentation of certain areas of the reserve. I can’t wait to hear more about what the volunteers have been up to before heading out on a guided sunrise bush walk.

After a busy day of exploring I'll prepare a sunset dinner at a scenic waterhole for the volunteers.

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KAPAMA, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, 20 Mar 2017

Kapama is a private game reserve within the greater Kruger National Park. Positioned alone a bend of the seasonal Kapama River, the Lodge is by the majestic northern Drakensburg Mountains and represents a place of astounding beauty. Rob and I, together with our children, will explore some of its untamed enchanting corners, learning more about what makes this place so magical.

We’ll spend time with some of the local guides, bush walking, and game driving, learning about local bush lore and hearing tales of some of their most epic experiences.

I’ll cook a feast for my family and the wildlife guides with one of the local chefs, Erasmus, swapping stories about the bush and recipes for our favourite on-safari food.

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BLYDE RIVER CANON, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensburg escarpment, Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural sights. The canyon's scale and beauty are breathtaking, and we'll explore it from the dramatic heights of a hot air balloon.

It's also just near where my mother was born and grew up, so this part of the world has a special place in my heart. I've visited with my parents over the years and now I'll have the chance to share it with our children.

Much of the canyon is bordered by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, which winds its way north from the little town of Graskop, where my grandparents lived and are buried. I’ll prepare a picnic to enjoy at the edge of the Canyon, overlooking the Drakensberg Escarpment and the Blyde River as it snakes prettily down to the lowveld.

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ELEPHANTS ALIVE

Monday, 03 Apr 2017

Having heard about the groundbreaking research and science-based conservation solutions spearheaded by Elephant's Alive and Principal Researcher, Dr Michelle Henley, I make my way to their research facility close to the Kruger National Park. I can't wait to meet Michelle and hear more about the organisation and its successes in facilitating a sustainable and harmonious co-existence between elephants and humans in the region, followed by an elephant tracking game drive.

Having spent my childhood developing a deep love for elephants in Zimbabwe, I look forward to sharing a meal with Michelle and some of the dedicated team who have been studying these incredible animals in their natural environment.

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