Mark Best & Brendan Pang
Mark Best is one of Australia's leading chefs, a culinary visionary, published author and AEG ambassador.
Shaping the careers of Brent Savage, Victor Liong, Lauren Eldridge and many more, Mark has trained some of the best chef’s in the country.
"I aim to bring, the extraordinary produce of Australia, to a point of celebration & unnatural expression.” These words accurately describe Best's approach to cooking. Its food, focussed on flavour, with technology at the service of the ingredient.
Brendan Pang is a young aspiring cook and ex-reality TV contestant.
Based in Perth, Brendan’s passion for food developed as he grew up in a large Mauritian family surrounded by talented home cooks.
Brendan describes his style of cooking as “honest” in that he cooks food that loves to eat whilst using fresh local produce where possible.
As a nation surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that seafood is a popular food choice in Australia. But how much do you know about Australian seafood? Join Mark and Brendan as they explore the Sydney Fish Market with seafood guru, John Susman.
Learn about the science of ageing beef as Mark and Brendan are given a masterclass in meat with head butcher, Darren O’Rourke of Victor Churchill.
In this final episode, Mark and Brendan tour the Sydney Markets at Flemington with Julian Parisi of Parisi Australia, exploring artisan and unique vegetables.