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Real Pasifik - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2013

Real Pasifik is a roving celebration of Pacific food and culture. Inspired by chef Robert Oliver’s acclaimed cookbook Me’a Kai, the show follows Oliver as he travels across the Pacific, aiming to inspire resort chefs to showcase indigenous cuisine. In this opening episode of the first series, Oliver heads to the Cook Islands where he visits a marae for a kai blessing, before tasting goat and taro from an an umu (earth oven). He goes lagoon spear fishing, samples pink potato salad (aka ‘mayonnaise’) and serves up a banquet of locally-cooked food to assembled VIPs. 

The islands of the South Pacific have ancient food cultures utilising some of the best produce and fisheries in the world. But amazingly over 70% of food for tourists is imported...
– Introduction to the programme

Key Cast & Crew

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Heather Lee

Creator, Producer

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Robert Oliver

Presenter, Executive Producer

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Anna Marbrook

Creator, Director, Producer

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Mark Summerville

Producer, Research

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Kathryn Graham

Network Commissioning Editor

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Lisa Taouma

Executive Producer

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