AIR­LIE GOES GOURMET

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Inge Hansen inge.hansen@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

IF YOU’RE a fan of the pop­u­lar cook­ing show, Ev­ery­day Gourmet with Jus­tine Schofield, then you just might recog­nise the lo­ca­tion of its next episode.

On Mon­day, Ms Schofield took on co-owner of Fish D’Vine, Kevin Collins, in a pep­per crab recipe chal­lenge at Port of Air­lie and the pair’s on-screen chem­istry made for an en­ter­tain­ing seg­ment.

Ms Schofield said it was the “spec­tac­u­lar seafood” which at­tracted her to the re­gion. “North Queens­land has so much to of­fer so we thought (Ev­ery­day Gourmet) had to head up here,” she said. “There’s beau­ti­ful scenery, beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tions to see but the food, the pro­duce up here from the mud crab to prawns to all sorts of amaz­ing seafood… we just wanted to come up and take the show on the road.” The duo cooked two va­ri­eties of pep­per crab – Ms Schofield’s French in­spired and Mr Collins’ Sin­ga­porean twist.

“(Mr Collins’ pep­per crab) is some­thing that’s quite pop­u­lar in (his) restau­rant,” Ms Schofield said.

Ms Schofield and her team ar­rived in Air­lie Beach on Fri­day, and in be­tween film­ing, had the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence what the town had to of­fer.

The team was trans­ported to South Molle Is­land via Cum­ber­land Char­ter Yachts and went on a trip with Ocean Raft­ing to White­haven Beach.

Also re­ceiv­ing a visit was Wal­ter’s Lounge and the Rum Bar at Fish D’Vine.

Mr Collins said he was chuffed to have been a part of the show.

“It’s a bit of fun and it’s part of show­cas­ing that Air­lie Beach is open,” he said. “Jus­tine was de­light­ful to work with and re­ally nat­u­ral and friendly.

“We caught the crabs in the bay less than a kilo­me­tre away from Air­lie Beach. They couldn’t be fresher and ev­ery­thing tastes bet­ter when you cook it your­self.”

Watch Ev­ery­day Gourmet with Jus­tine Schofield ev­ery Mon­day 4pm on Chan­nel 10.

TASTY: Ev­ery­day Gourmet's Jus­tine Schofield with co-owner of Fish D'Vine, Kevin Collins, at Port of Air­lie on Mon­day.

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