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Paddock To Plate – Season Two Starts Wednesday September 3 On Lifestyle

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Fans of Matt Moran and his show Paddock To Plate will be pleased that the second season of the show is back on Wednesday night at 8.30pm on The Lifestyle Channel.

Like the first series we will see Matt Moran, chef, travel around Australia seeking out good produce and cooking it.

This series he is in South Australia and Western Australia. This mean Maggie Beer will makes an appearance in the Barossa Valley episode. However in the first episode he visits the Eyre Peninsula as yes tuna will be on the menu.

Matt Moran was one of the first celebrity chefs on our screens pre-dating Masterchef Australia, and he is a natural in front of camera. Well worth having a look at, the show that is.

Paddock To Plate on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm on Lifestyle Channel.

September 1, 2014   1 Comment

Matt Moran’s Paddock To Plate Is Getting A Second Season

matt moranFans of Matt Moran and his show Paddock To Plate will be pleased it has been renewed for a second season.

Here is the blurb from the press release:

Foxtel today announced it had re-signed premier chef and restaurateur, Matt Moran, to host a second season of the The LifeStyle Channel’s new local production, Paddock to Plate.

The first series – nominated in the 12th annual ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program – was met with rave reviews in both the food and media industries and regularly ranked among the top 2 programs in its timeslot for subscription television, as Matt left his chefs whites in the kitchen and embarked on a road trip to meet the best growers, producers and farmers along the East Coast of Australia.

The second season of Paddock to Plate will take Matt to rural parts of South Australia and Western Australia to visit more artisan producers.

General Manager of The LifeStyle Channels and Foxtel’s Head of Production, Duane Hatherly, said: “Matt Moran is such a naturally charismatic individual and his genuine passion for the work of the local framers and producers created some beautiful moments in the first series.

“Stunning Australian backdrops and some very tempting recipes rounded out a programme that we couldn’t have been happier with. So, we at LifeStyle and Foxtel, are thrilled to be able to continue with Matt on his culinary journey across the country in another season.”

Matt Moran said: “The first season of Paddock to Plate was such an inspiring journey of discovery for me, but I feel like we only just scratched the surface on showcasing some of the amazing produce and producers that this country has to offer.

“It’s really exciting to be venturing further afield to some lesser known regions of South Australia and WA – the changing seasons and climates are sure to offer up some fantastic and unique produce and I’m looking forward to meeting their passionate producers. I can’t wait to get out, on the road, and cooking again.”

Paddock to Plate is produced by ITV Studios Australia, exclusively for Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel. Production on the second season will commence in the coming months.


February 3, 2014   1 Comment

Matt Moran’s Paddock To Plate – Start 6 November

Matt Moran’s new show Paddock To Plate starts the 6 November on the Lifestyle Channel. He is a popular chef but is the viewer ready for another farm to dish cooking show.

We’ve had Gourmet Farmer with Matt Evans, and more recently River Cottage Australia so clearly there is a lot of interest in fresh produce and sustainability. The format of the show looks like the one where Rick Stein travelling around England meeting different food producers.

Matt Moran last seen on Masterchef Australia has a good television presence and he can cook so the food should be tasty.

Here is the gist of the show:

Premier chef and restaurateur, Matt Moran, gets down and dirty to discover and cook with some of Australia’s home-grown treasures when his brand new series, Paddock to Plate, premieres Wednesday, November 6 at 8.30pm only on The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel.

After 20-odd years in the food industry, Matt is leaving the kitchen and chefs whites behind to embark on a road trip to meet the best growers, producers and farmers that the East Coast of Australia has to offer. And once he has his hands on their wares, he’ll cook up plenty of delicious dishes in beautiful and unique locations.

Filming Paddock to Plate was an exciting journey of discovery for Matt, as he experienced for the first time; milking a fresh water salmon and spit roasting a rare black pig. He faced his fear of (and his allergy to) bees to get some local honey straight from the hive and faced his fear of sharks to dive for abalone. He makes his first visit to an Ostrich farm, and cooks and tastes these birds for the first time too. It was also a personal highlight to learn first-hand from the ladies at Holy Goat Cheese how to make their prize winning La Luna and to tick off truffle hunting from his ‘bucket list’.

The series takes Matt back to his roots in the country, when he visits the town where he was born in Tamworth and joins his father, Jim, and son, Harry, at the picturesque Moran Family Farm as three-generations of Moran men cook some of the family’s famous lamb.

Paddock to Plate has food at its heart but gets under the skin of the people that produce it, like; Annie Smithers, who is living and breathing a paddock-to-plate lifestyle – growing her own produce in a one acre plot and feeding the locals in her own restaurant; fifth-generation potato farmers Lola and Mal Orr – who at 70-years of age – are still working the land growing and harvesting nine different varieties of potatoes. And snail farmer, Robyn Shrader, who rebuilt her home and a snail farm after the Black Saturday bushfires – and the farm, is thriving thanks to the snails surprisingly prolific sex lives!



October 8, 2013   1 Comment

Matt Moran Has A New TV Gig On Lifestyle Channel

Matt Moran who left Masterchef Australia after season four is making a new show for the Lifestyle Channel called From Paddock To Plate.  It is mildly surprising that he is going from a free to air audience to a niche pay TV one, however the lure of his first solo TV project was clearly the drawcard.

The details of the show are:

From Paddock to Plate, will take Matt back to his roots in country Australia, where his lifelong obsession of using nothing but the very best produce began.

Matt will explore diverse regions of the country in search of their finest produce, and the people who create it. From Paddock to Plate will have food at its heart and get under the skin of the people, and the places, where Matt finds it.

Matt said: “I grew up on a farm, and the land is where my real passion for food was born. I’m obsessed with using nothing but the best quality ingredients I can find, both at home and in my restaurants; it really is the secret to great cooking – always start with great produce.

“We live in such a beautiful country that produces some of the best quality food in the world. I’m looking forward to exploring it, to discover and cook with some new and exciting ingredients. And meet the people and producers who share my passion.”

From Paddock to Plate is developed and produced exclusively for the LifeStyle Channel, by ITV Studios Australia.

The show sounds like a cross between a Rick Stein show and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, however it should be worth a look.

January 21, 2013   2 Comments

Is There Going To Be An Australian Top Chef Or Hell’s Kitchen??

The good news? A casting call has gone out looking for professional chefs to be in the “only professional cooking competition”.

Are we finally going to get an Australian version of the fantastic reality show Top Chef? However when I read the prize was “the chance to secure the role of head chef of Australia’s “hottest new restaurant” I thought it must be an Australian version of Hell’s Kitchen the show Gordon Ramsay hosts in the US, where the skill level in the kitchen is not great.

Or maybe they will be just mix the two.

Anyway it is a Fremantle production, and my guess is Channel Ten have commissioned it as a vehicle for Matt Moran.

Maybe the piece of viral marketing he did for OZ Harvest here was really an audition for the show. The network wanted to ensure his Gordon Ramsay impersonation was up to scratch.

If you are interested in applying email with a recent photo and your CV.

Source: Hospitality Magazine

May 11, 2011   11 Comments