Kriol Kitchen is a real appetiser

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Mitch and Ali Torres are excited for the new season of Kriol Kitchen.
Camera IconMitch and Ali Torres are excited for the new season of Kriol Kitchen. Credit: Supplied

A blend of Kimberley food and tourism is set to leave viewers with their mouths watering as the new season of Kriol Kitchen premiered on NITV this week.

Hosted by local cooks Mitch and Ali Torres, the fourth season of Kriol Kitchen is set to introduce viewers to the traditional cuisines of the Kimberley and highlight some of the breathtaking scenery from Broome to Mercedes Cove to Yakanarra to the Mimbi Caves.

Mitch Torres said the original concept of Kriol Kitchen was all about showing the values of the Kimberley and what is beautiful about the region through the universal meeting point of food.

“It seems to have struck a chord with everyone across Australia so we’re very excited to be premiering the fourth season,” she said.

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“We’ve focused on Aboriginal tourism businesses this time because they’re doing the best job they can to showcase the region and growing a sustainable cultural economy.

“It was only natural to incorporate these tourism business into Kriol Kitchen because it will hopefully get people to feel inspired and want to come to the Kimberley for a holiday and combine it with traditional foods.

“Food is a very important way of sharing cultures and learning about other cultures and practices.”

The new season will also include a special episode that was filmed in Broome, where the Torres collaborated with celebrity chef Adam Liaw, who was in town as part of Shinju Matsuri.

“It was a great experience filming with Adam, he’s such a humble man and we all had so much fun working together,” Mitch said.

“I even read one of his blogs and he said Kriol Kitchen was one of the best cooking shows he’s ever been on so that was very exciting.

“When we cooked some dishes with him, he was just blown away at how similar the recipes were to the food he grew up eating because of the Asian influence in Broome’s history and its blend with Kriol culture.”

The new season of Kriol Kitchen is set to air weekly at 8pm on Wednesday nights for seven weeks.

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