Robert Oliver is a New Zealand chef who was raised in Fiji and Samoa.
His career has covered the full spectrum of being a chef.
He has developed restaurants in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Sydney, ‘farm to table” resorts in the Caribbean, food programs feeding homeless people and African immigrants with AIDS in New York City. Within his restaurant career, he opened the US’s largest restaurant, rumjungle, in Las Vegas and was executive chef/co-owner of SUVA Restaurant in Miami with Hollywood actress Marisa Tomei.
In 2008, Robert stepped out of his professional life and returned to the South Pacific to write his first book, Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific. Written with a mission to connect Pacific agriculture to the region’s tourism sector, Me’a Kai stunned the food world by winning the top prize of “Best Cookbook in the World 2010" at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris, considered to be the “Pulitzer” of cookbooks, beating the books from NOMA and the New York Times.
Robert is chef ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, brand ambassador for “True Pacific,” a consortium of high-value Pacific Island food producers. He is currently based in Shanghai, as consulting chef to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, facilitating New Zealand food exports to the People's Republic of China.
Darwin ---the capital city of the Northern Territory Darwin has a pace that might - almost - be described as brisk, at least by Northern Territory standards. The city's populace now reflects its proximity to Asia: the mix of some 50 cultures including Aborigines, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malays, New Guineans, Pacific Islanders, Japanese, Indonesians and European Australians, provides a strong cosmopolitan flavour. The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin was founded in 1869, after more than 40 years of failed settlements in the north – abandoned one after another because of malaria outbreaks, cyclones, Aboriginal attacks and supply failure due to the sheer distance from the other white settlements. It was named after Charles Darwin, one of whose shipmates on the Beagle discovered the bay in 1839. The best way to appreciate Darwin's multiethnic mix is to visit this market, held every Thursday and Sunday evening from April to October, with stalls selling foods from around the world and handmade craft including crocodile products, indigenous art and jewellery. If you have come to Darwin city, you will understand the local culture and history of Darwin, taste some delicious food and enjoy the amazing scenery here ,also take some photo is a pretty good experience . do you think so. If you can ,take the photo to the profession canvas prints shop to made a canvas painting, it is can as a gift to your friends or hangs in your home to add more beauty to your home. My Canvas Prints-Canvas Prints http://www.mycanvasprints.com.au/home/
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