ITV’s hugely popular culinary couple John Torode and Lisa Faulkner are set to embark on a journey of a lifetime that will see the pair travel 500 miles along the beautiful coast of Western Australia, in search of the very best local food and wine for a brand new series - John & Lisa’s Food Trip Down Under for ITV1 and ITVX. The series is produced by MGM Alternative.
Proud Australian chef John Torode will travel with his wife, actress and home cook, Lisa Faulkner along a gourmet route of discovery as he returns to the place where his passion for food and cooking began.
There they’ll seek out chefs, food fanatics and entrepreneurs creating incredible produce in new ways, from black truffles to abalone. They’ll meet established winemakers and experience some of Western Australia’s most beautiful landscapes.
The five-part series will take the married duo from the bright lights of Perth to the Margaret River and into the Southern Forests. During the trip they’ll take in some of the world's most stunning scenery and come face to face with extraordinary wildlife, from dolphins and stingrays to the quokkas of Rottnest Island.
The series will provide both mouth-watering and jaw-dropping scenes in each hour-long episode, as John and Lisa unearth hidden gems and some exciting new cooking methods.
John Torode said: “To have this exciting opportunity to make a show exploring more of the incredible country I was born in, and to have my wife alongside me creating more memories and discovering Australia on every level - is an absolute dream come true."
Lisa Faulkner added: “John often gets misty-eyed over Australia, so to understand that connection by revisiting the old and exploring the new together will just be magical. I can’t wait!”
The series is produced in conjunction with Trailfinders, the number one tour operator to Australia, and on-the-ground support from Tourism Western Australia. It is commissioned by Lara Akeju, ITV Commissioning Editor, Entertainment. Vicky Hamburger and Dom Bird are Executive Producers for MGM Alternative, with Catherine Mann Series Producing.
John & Lisa’s Food Trip Down Under will air on ITV1.