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Episode 194 – SA is Great

The two Michaels think SA is pretty great. That’s why they wanted to devote an entire episode to showcase SA’s best of the best.

Michael Keelan chats with Simone and Brooke Annan, who have a great South Australian story and cook a delicious recipe of Crispy Whiting with Zesty Summer Salad at Henley Square.

Meanwhile, Michael Angelakis goes fishing off North Haven beach, and meets up with his mate to cook a delicious recipe of Chili Crab Linguine.

Episode 193 – Marciana Pianosa, Italy

It’s our last episode in Elba, Italy, and the two Michaels are relaxing, sight-seeing, and enjoying their time in Marciana Pianosa.

Michael Keelan meets Cesarina, a woman who is 105 years old and credits her long life to a Mediterranean diet! He then heads to the famous Pianosa Prison, whilst Michael Angelakis speaks with local guide Catarina, who gives him the low-down on what to see in Marciana.

The boys cook up two delicious recipes to round out their time on Elba: Fusilli with Anchovies, Lemon, and Thyme, and Grilled Swordfish with Anchovies, Capers, and Basil.

Episode 192 – Porto Azzurro, Italy

The two Michaels are still enjoying the sun in Elba, Italy! This time, they’re heading to Porto Azzurro, which is home to the beautiful Calanova Beach.

Michael Keelan meets with local gelateria owner Silvia to learn about the delicious Italian staple, whilst Michael Angelakis learns about Palamita, a local seafood delicacy.

After exploring Porto Azzurro, the boys cook up recipes of Salt and Pepper Squid and Spicy Tuna Spaghetti.

Episode 191 – Portoferraio, Italy

The two Michaels are heading back to Italy! This time, they’re on the island of Elba, just off the Western coast of Tuscany, in the island’s capital Portoferraio.

Michael Keelan chats to Emilia, a guide who speaks about the history of Portoferraio, while Michael Angelakis heads out into the local waters to see what he can catch! Afterwards, Michael K meets a man with an interesting talent: his voice can still bees!

The boys cook up some delicious local recipes of Octopus and Potato Salad and Bianco Marinara with Fennel Linguine.

Episode 190 – Fremantle, WA

Michael Keelan is still in Western Australia, and this time he’s heading to Fremantle!

He chats to Peter Vinci of “Fremantle As It Was, As We Were”, and hears about the history of the area. He visits the Fremantle Markets, and visits WA’s Houghton Winery, where he cooks up a delicious dish of Lobster Medallions with Lemon Butter Wine Sauce.

Michael also heads to Ricciardi Seafoods to learn about scallop harvesting, and enlists the help of Keith Goody to cook up a dish of Scallops with Noodles and Oyster Sauce.

Episode 189 – Brookland Valley, WA

Michael Keelan heads over to Western Australia in our two-part special!

He visits the Margaret River Chocolate Company, samples some delicious treats, and explores the process of making delicious chocolates!

He speaks to Brad Adams from Ocean Grown Abalone, who shows Michael some delicious ways of preparing the abalone – including a delicious dish of Abalone with Chili and Garlic.

Michael also learns about the history of Margaret River with local historian Bernice, and visits Brookland Valley Winery. He speaks to head viticulturist Steve and winemaker Courtney, and cooks a delicious recipe of Fettuccini with Creamy Seafood Sauce.

Special Thanks

Margaret River Historical Society
Ocean Grown Abalone
Margaret River Chocolate Company
Brookland Valley Winery

Episode 188 – Tasmania, Part Two

The Two Michaels continue their Tasmanian adventure, and are still in the Tamar Valley. Michael Angelakis visits Petuna Fish Farm, and picks up some fish for a delicious dish of Poached Salmon.

Meanwhile, Michael Keelan visits the House of Arras winery, and chats to winemaker Ed Carr.  He also visits Miller’s Orchard to pick up some delicious produce for Michael A’s delicious recipe of Prosciutto Wrapped Ocean Trout!

Michael K travels down to Hobart to visit Lark Distillery, where he learns about how whiskey is made.

Special Thanks

House of Arras Winery
Ed Carr
Petuna Farms
Miller’s Orchard
Lark Distillery

Episode 187 – Tasmania, Part One

The two Michaels are off to Tassie! This episode is based in the northern part of Tasmania, which has an interesting history, some beautiful countryside and fish that we’ve never seen before. Michael Keelan explores the Tamar River, just north of Launceston, and checks out the Low Head Lighthouse.

Meanwhile, the two Michaels try fishing on the Tamar, but decide to visit George Town Seafoods to pick up some delicious scallops for a recipe of Coquilles St Jacques.

The boys also visit Bay of Fires winery and create another delicious recipe of Grilled Alfonsino.

Special Thanks

Bay of Fires Winery
Penny Jones
William Doggett
George Town Seafoods
Lee-Ann Patterson
Meander Dairy
Andrew Michieletto
Karen at Taste of Tam O’Shanter

Episode 186 – Riverland

Banrock Station in South Australia’s Riverland is more than a winery on the river.  It features a world-renowned wetlands, which Michael Keelan explores with the local rangers Tim and Christophe.

Meanwhile, Michael Angelakis is in search of the famous Murray Cod with local fish farmer Brenton Parker. The boys cook up a delicious Asian Inspired Murray Cod, and a delicious Seafood Asian Broth.

Special Thanks

Banrock Wine and Wetland Centre
Erica Babbage
Christophe Tourenq and Tim Field
Paul Burnett
Brenton Parker
PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture – Alice Fistr
House of Organics

Episode 185 – Clare

The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s premium wine regions, and Michael Keelan is in amongst the grape vines at pruning time, while Michael Angelakis is fly fishing in a nearby river.

The boys visit Leasingham Winery, where they speak to local winemaker and cook Jimmy Arnold, who cooks up a delicious Lamb Stew.

Meanwhile, Michael K visits local gardener Doug Sluggett, and grabs some ingredients to put together with Mr Angelakis’ fish to create a delicious recipe of Parmesan Crusted Flathead.

Special Thanks

Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre
Doug Sluggett
Keith Goody
James Arnold
Leasingham Winery

Episode 184 – Barossa Valley

The two Michaels take a trip to one of their favourite regions in SA – the Barossa Valley!

Michael Keelan catches up with their long-time friend, Cherie Hausler! Together they cook a delicious and healthy pasta recipe, and she shows him her incredible vegetable garden.

He then meets the other Micky, Michael Angelakis, who uses the local produce that Mr. K has foraged to cook a delicious recipe of Curried Fish with Dried Fruit!
The boys also try some delicious Grant Burge wines.

Special Thanks

Grant Burge Wines
Cherie Hausler
House of Organics
Gully Gardens, Angaston

Episode 183 – McLaren Vale

This week, the Two Michaels visit the Sea and Vines Festival in McLaren Vale!

Michael Keelan stops by Hardy’s Tintara Winery, and speaks to Bill and Alix Hardy about anything and everything to do with making delicious wines. Meanwhile, Michael Angelakis meets Spencer Gulf fishermen Dennis Holder and Luke Tugwell, and spends a day on crabbing boat The Silver Spectre, exploring how these delicious crabs start in the sea and end up on your plate.

The boys also cook up delicious recipes of Crab Cakes and Crab Linguine, all using local produce. The boys match these with some delicious Hardy’s Tintara wines, with the help of Bill and Alix, of course!

Special Thanks

Hardy’s Tintara Winery
Bill Hardy
Alix Hardy
Dennis Holder
Luke Tugwell

Episode 182 – Whyalla

The two Michaels are back! They’re heading to South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, which is a great place for marine life.

In this episode the boys explore a species to eat – the famous Spencer Gulf prawns – and a fascinating creature that attracts people from around the world – the giant Australian cuttlefish.  Visiting Whyalla, the boys cook up some Glazed Prawns. Michael Angelakis cooks with local chef Peter Tudorovic, creating a delicious Prawn Risotto, whilst Michael Keelan demonstrates the best way to peel tomatoes.

Want to cook the way the Two Michaels do? Check out their delicious recipes for Glazed Prawns and Peter’s Prawn Risotto!

Special Thanks

Peter Tudorovic
SARDI
Dr Mike Steer, PIRSA
Tony Bramley, Whyalla Diving Services
SARDI
Nico and family of Beach Cafe, Whyalla
David Bryan