In this series, chef Ben O’Donoghue gears up for an Aussie road trip of epic proportions. Ben plans to take in some of the country’s most amazing destinations and indulge in some of its finest gourmet offerings. This is more than just a ‘foodie's travelogue’, and Ben is a chef who likes to get his hands dirty. Drawing inspiration from the location, its people and its produce, Ben sets out to push the boundaries of the local culture with his innovative food creations.
Each episode of Drive Thru Australia sees Ben visit a different region of Australia to discover its people, its attractions and its unique food offerings. Packed with plenty of humour, Drive Thru Australia will celebrate the best of Australian food, unveiling our amazing produce and the people behind it. But it’s not all about the food. Along the way Ben will take in Australia’s breathtaking scenery, discover natural wonders and wild outdoor adventures, indulge in some fine accommodation and get to know the Aussie characters that bring it all to life.
Ben heads to the Blackall Ranges to meet with chef, Paul Blain who shares some of his secrets to authentic Thai cuisine. Then a stop in at the Maleny Cheese Factory, inspires Ben to cook up a gourmet Lamb Pizza with Buffalo Feta on the Barbie.