George Calombaris makes his TV comeback with a new cooking show on 10

George Calombaris and Sarah Todd

Joining the celebrity chef on the six-part series is MasterChef Australia alum, Sarah Todd

George Calombaris is making his TV comeback in a candid new series Hungry, premiering on 10 at Saturday 26th November at 6:30pm.

Joining the celebrity chef on the six-part series – created and produced by Dual Entertainment – is MasterChef Australia alum Sarah Todd. As co-host she will help tell the unique stories that melts together the traditions of generational cooking and modern innovation.

Hungry sets out to take viewers on a rich cultural expedition, from exploring Calombaris favourite childhood eateries in Mulgrave to learning the inspiration behind some of Melbourne’s top restaurants and meeting the everyday Australians that make food for the soul.

George Calombaris is one of the most recognised and talented Australian culinary experts with a list of multi-award winning titles to his name, previously winning The Age Good Food Guide “Chef Of The Year” Award in 2008 and has gone on to build an illustrious career including his role as judge on MasterChef Australia.

Calombaris has an immense passion for cooking great food that draws inspiration from his Greek, Cypriot and Italian heritage. He said: “I’m so excited to bring Hungry to the people of Australia, it’s not your normal cooking show.

“Hungry has heart and soul and it’ll make you want to get out and meet the people who are making these dishes come alive,” he added.

Todd is a classically trained chef having learned at distinguished cooking school Le Cordon Bleu in London. Following stints at Merchant’s Tavern and St. Crispin, Todd went on to star in season six of MasterChef Australia where she gained a legion of fans, and most recently returning for MasterChef Australia series ‘Fans v Favourites’.

George Calombaris and Sarah Todd

Left and right: George Calombaris and Sarah Todd

After impressing viewers with her interpretation of classic Indian dish Aloo Gobi, Todd went on to open three restaurants in India as well as releasing cookbooks, My Indian Kitchen and The Healthy Model Cookbook.

Todd said: “Bringing Hungry to life has been a highlight of my career. It has always been so important to me to make sure the food I cook is more than just the ingredients. It has been so fun to team up with George again and explore Melbourne in and outside of the kitchen together.”

Across six episodes, George Calombaris and Sarah Todd will navigate the ticking heart behind the Australian culinary scene.

Hungry will delve into some of Melbourne’s most iconic food hotspots including St.Ali Coffee Roasters and Daylesford Longhouse as well as exploring untapped gems in Carlton, Flemington, Malvern, Collingwood and Oakleigh.

This is a gritty food journey that isn’t afraid to tap into the stories that matter. Hungry will show viewers how our diverse population innovates and ignites the culinary movement in Australia; it will tap into the nostalgia that makes soul food taste so good as well as, delving into the food wastage issues we face. The heat is turned up high and the stories are unapologetically real.

Rikki-Lee Lacco, co-creator, director and producer of Hungry, said: “This show was definitely breaking the mould for us as we are looking to bring more life and energy to the stories we want to tell.

“This series not only sees George and Sarah break down their walls to share more of their inner world and culinary journey together, but it also showcases food being the vehicle to bring people, culture and families together to share, express and connect.”

Darren Anderson, co-creator, director and producer of Hungry, said “We are really proud of Hungry – a show that is vastly different to other food related content produced in this country – its honest, informative and real.

“George and Sarah are the perfect hosts to drive the story and we think the Australian TV audience is ready for something a little different like Hungry.”

Top image left and right: George Calombaris and Sarah Todd

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