O’MEARA MAR­VELS AT MIX­ING UP MENU

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HOW great would it be to have Maeve O’Meara as your mum?

For two decades, the Food Sa­fari host has been trav­el­ling the world and bring­ing de­li­cious din­ner ideas home to try out on kids Conor, 22, Kitty, 20, and Carli, 18.

It looks like the fam­ily will be eat­ing veg­e­tar­ian for the next year, be­cause O’Meara’s lat­est se­ries, Food Sa­fari Earth, ex­plores how mul­ti­cul­tural Aus­tralia cooks with veg­eta­bles, fruits, herbs, grains, pulses and flow­ers.

The 13-episode se­ries fea­tures home cooks as well as hat­ted-restau­rant head chefs. “For me, that [mul­ti­cul­tural cook­ing] is a part of the way we live,” O’Meara says.

“I im­merse my­self in the cui­sine I’m ex­plor­ing and that’s what is in the pantry that week.”

Conor and Kitty have left home but fam­ily din­ners re­main a big part of their world.

“Conor’s part­ner is Ghana­ian and Kitty’s is Jor­da­nian so they’ve ob­vi­ously got a re­ally good sense of mul­ti­cul­tural Aus­tralia,” O’Meara says.

“I just love get­ting every­one to­gether, and more veg­e­tar­ian dishes are ap­pear­ing on the ta­ble.”

FOOD SA­FARI EARTH THURS­DAY, 8.05PM, SBS By Clare Rigden

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