Get Fresh, with Al Brown premieres on One

7:00pm Saturday, September 10 on TV One

In the brand new local series Get Fresh, with Al Brown, the acclaimed New Zealand chef heads to the far corners of the country, tracking down the best markets, finest produce and freshest ingredients to create a meal that captures the quintessential flavour of each region.

Armed with a rustic pickup truck – complete with a mobile kitchen, it’s here that Al samples and cooks potential ingredients on the spot. Be it a roadside vege stall, a farmer’s field, or a fisherman’s wharf, these off-the-cuff recipe tests are all part of the fun of Al’s journey to find the ultimate regional dish. While Al does the tasting and testing out in the field, his final meal is created from a professional kitchen, where viewers will get to see him crafting the dishes as he shares the finer aspects of his recipes.

The focus is on the food and New Zealand’s wonderful, fresh produce – how to grow it and how to cook it – a heap of great food tips wrapped around good doses of humour. From the rolling green hills of Auckland to the plains of Canterbury, the mountains of Central Otago and the subtropical Far North, each region is different and is celebrated through the distinctive meals Al creates.

Tonight in episode one, Al’s in the Wairarapa, selecting locally produced vegetables, herbs, fish, lamb, mushrooms, apples and lemons, taking them fresh from the field to the plate.

Missed an episode of Get Fresh, with Al Brown? Full episodes are available on line. Go to and click ‘on demand’.

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