Surfing the Menu, is one of ABC Commercial's most successful cooking formats ever sold. It launched the international careers of chefs Ben O'Donohue and Curtis Stone and enjoyed global success, being sold in over 70 countries. Now the series has been rebooted and reenergised, and stars good mates Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn.
Dan and Hayden share a love of cooking, surfing, fresh food, travel and adventure and that's exactly what the new series Surfing the Menu Next Generation is all about. The 13-part series starts Sunday 22nd May at 6pm.
In this series, Dan and Hayden head off on an adventure around Australia in their trusty, rusty 50-year-old VW Bug, nicknamed GiGi. On the journey they four-wheel drive in the desert, head to an outback cattle station, share a Tongan feast, learn to sail, snorkel on the Ningaloo and Great Barrier Reefs, catch mud crabs, swim with mantra rays and prove that they're perhaps the unluckiest fisherman in the country.
They share experiences with Indigenous communities such as searching underground for native bee nests and for bush foods and medicines. They also surf and go horseriding in some remarkable locations.
Along the way they meet passionate food producers – of everything from heritage tomatoes, cheeses, beef, goats, mangoes and herbs, to exotic mushroom, shrimp, rum and salt.
The boys turn these fresh ingredients into simple, healthy and delightfully delicious recipes that will inspire you.