Farmers market focus of TV episode

Chef and television presenter Al Brown is going to talk fresh with anyone who will chat to him at the Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin on Saturday as he films another episode of his latest show Get Fresh.

Fisheye Films producer Peter Young, of Christchurch, said the show would celebrate regional and seasonal dishes from around New Zealand, and the farmers' market was an ideal place to film for the Otago segment of the show.

"The farmers market provides a window of opportunity for us to see what produce is available from around the region."

Mr Young said Mr Brown would be in front of cameras for about two hours on Saturday morning, collecting produce from the market, then later turning it into three dishes at nearby restaurant Plato.

During the series, he will visit 10 different regions.

Each show will include the preparation of three dishes representing the area visited.

The show is due to screen on TV One later this year, he said.

In recent years, Mr Brown has co-presented the award winning television series Hunger for the Wild and Coasters, which began airing in January this year.

After completing his culinary arts degree at the New England Culinary Institute in the United States, Mr Brown began cooking in restaurants in North America, Europe and New Zealand.

More recently, he has opened Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar in Wellington, which was the 2009 Supreme Winner of Cuisine Magazine's Restaurant of the Year Award.

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