Pete Goffe-Wood, chef and TV show judge

Getaway (South Africa) - - ESCAPE -

I’m al­ways on the look­out for new food ex­pe­ri­ences. I travel with food in mind wher­ever I go. The most de­light­ful dish I’ve ever eaten was at the Nielsen Park Kiosk in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia. It was owned by an elderly Ital­ian cou­ple. The meal was spaghetti with squid and truf­fle fish. I was com­pletely blown away, also by the whole set­ting. I have fond mem­o­ries of stay­ing in ho­tels in Umh­langa around Christ­mas time as a child and eat­ing lav­ish buf­fets, with dif­fer­ent themes and menus ev­ery night. I think that led to my in­ter­est in food. I of­ten go along the Breede River Val­ley. It’s undis­turbed and re­mote – no noisy restau­rants, over­flow­ing bars or shin­ing lights. A lovely get­away. I al­ways look for­ward to go­ing to Bangkok and Bu­dapest. Thai­land is the only coun­try in all of South­east Asia where the cui­sine has not been in­flu­enced by an­other coun­try. And Bu­dapest has some of the most amaz­ing restau­rants. The Ul­ti­mate Braai Mas­ter is a fan­tas­tic road trip of about 7 000 kilo­me­tres over six weeks. Last sea­son, the only place I’d been be­fore was Cape St Fran­cis; all the other places were new for me and I was in awe of them. One place in SA ev­ery­one should visit is the Wild Coast. Mbo­tyi River Lodge is a pris­tine and un­touched par­adise. Ul­ti­mate Braai Mas­ter (sea­son six) starts shoot­ing this month. Look out for them on the road!

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