This award-winning lifestyle series took Wellington chefs Al Brown and Steve Logan out of their fine dining restaurant kitchen, and off on a mission to put the local in 'locally sourced' kai. In this episode it's wild food on a wild river — whitebaiting on the Mokihinui. Brownie gets a primo 'stand' and coaster advice; and Steve gets some Green Fern lager and meets a Department of Conservation ranger who tells the whitebait's perilous life story and nets a grown-up: a kokopu. Then it's riverside fritters with beurre blanc sauce and asparagus, washed down with a glass of pinot gris.
John Leigh won a legion of fans with his first television role, as likable cafe-owner Lionel Skeggins on Shortland Street (the character finally went AWOL in 1999). Since then Leigh has amassed 40-plus screen credits, often playing well-meaning but offbeat characters. His screenography includes the bar-owner in Stickmen, an angry writer in soap satire Serial Killers, and Sparky the pyromaniac in Outrageous Fortune.