Lyndey Mi­lan’s Taste of Aus­tralia Sun­day, 1.30pm, 7Two

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It’s enough to make you want to lie down in a cool room with the shades drawn. Lyndey Mi­lan has so much en­ergy it’s a won­der she doesn’t im­plode. Her enthusiasm is in­fec­tious, her knowl­edge of food and wine im­pres­sive. And she con­veys the mes­sage with such wit and sim­plic­ity that even I, who baulk at throw­ing a roast in the oven, get the idea. You will re­mem­ber Mi­lan’s en­gag­ing se­ries on Greece and Ire­land in which she ex­plored the coun­tries’ cul­ture and cui­sine. In this new 18part se­ries, she shows us ev­ery­thing that’s unique and good about Aus­tralia’s pro­duce and ad­ven­tur­ous life­style. It took 12 months to film the se­ries, which she de­scribes as a “Girls’ Own Ad­ven­ture cook­ing fab­u­lous food among cows, pigs and goats in tem­per­a­tures from 2C to over 40C”. Typ­i­cal Mi­lan: she fed kan­ga­roos on Peb­bly Beach, rode a camel at Port Mac­quarie, went fly fish­ing in Can­berra, dragon boat rac­ing on Lake Bur­ley Grif­fin, flew across the tulips at Flo­ri­ade on a crane, rode a trike in the Barossa; panned for gold in Or­ange, took a bal­loon ride at sun­rise in Canowin­dra and fin­ished up pad­dling a ca­noe at sun­set on the Mar­garet River in Western Aus­tralia. And that’s just for starters. It’s as much a trav­el­ogue as a foodie show. Here in episode two, she vis­its the Tam­worth coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val in NSW and picks up some tips from lo­cal chefs.

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