QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Un­likely Trav­ellers, 8pm, ABC The plot here is to take six peo­ple with psy­chi­atric or in­tel­lec­tual dif­fi­cul­ties out of their com­fort zone and make world trav­ellers of them. The idea more broadly is to break down bar­ri­ers and prej­u­dices against peo­ple with men­tal dis­abil­i­ties, whom com­mu­ni­ties still tend to see as dan­ger­ous. The prob­lem is that in a seven- week process, 20 fi­nal­ists have made it through to this round, but only six can hit the road. In tonight’s de­but Se­lec­tion episode we mostly see the win­ners, not the dev­as­ta­tion of those left be­hind. Ever Won­dered About Food, 9pm, LifeStyle Food For the de­but of the fifth se­ries, join host Paul Mer­rett, pic­tured, as he delves into his­tory and at­tempts to con­vey an un­der­stand­ing of the science of food, so your cook­ing can be­come some­thing spe­cial. Tonight, what does tea of­fer the cook, apart from a nice lit­tle break in pro­ceed­ings? How about tea- smoked chicken, green tea ice- cream and a clas­sic high tea with scones, jam and lash­ings of clot­ted cream? Weeds, 11.05pm, Nine Don’t be put off ( or turned on) by the idea of a con­ser­va­tive wo­man who grows and deals mar­i­juana but doesn’t smoke it. Sure, it is the cen­tral theme, but there is so much more to Weeds than weed. Like Brothers & Sis­ters , it’s a saga of fam­ily and friends that de­scends into soapy wa­ter oc­ca­sion­ally, but more of­ten it steps up to the plate with a be­liev­able and quirky ensem­ble of en­gag­ing char­ac­ters and plots.

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