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Chef to showcase Fijian food

June 11, 2014 6:18 am

Renowned New Zealand chef Robert Oliver is filming his second series TV series of ‘Real Pasifik’ in the country.

He has previously filmed in countries like Samoa, Niue, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Oliver says this is the first time they have filmed more than one episode in any country.

In his opinion food plays a huge role in the progress of any economy and that was one of the main reasons why he wanted to film such a TV series.

“If you can work tourism and agriculture then you’ve got a prosperous economy for everyone right down to the smallest farmers to the food makers and all that stuff.”

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While here he will be working with various chefs and finding ways to reintroduce Pacific food into the menus of top restaurants worldwide.

“Why was there not a lot of Pacific Island content on the menus and you start to think about health because local cuisine is usually very healthy and if that’s displaced and replaced with imports then health goes down and people don’t get to engage with the culture in the same, the economy suffers because a lot of things are getting imported that shouldn’t be so that’s how I began to look and food and cuisine in a big way.”

Oliver and his team will be leaving the country next week.

“Real Pasifik’ will be aired on FBC TV soon.

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