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“Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen”

Peter returns to SBS Food in Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen takes you on an Australian culinary journey.

Filmed on the Sunshine Coast and hinterlands, the series sees the host of My Sri Lanka, Island Feast and Mexican Fiesta meeting local producers.

View the official ‘Coastal Kitchen’ website to watch episodes again online, view recipes and learn master cooking tips from Peter Kuruvita!

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Peter Kuruvitas Coastal Kitchen

Episode 1: Home Grown

Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Peter and his family haven’t looked back so Peter begins his journey by visiting family owned and run farms in the Sunshine Coast before transforming their produce into family friend dishes including his own Kuruvita family favourite, Pho using Thai Basil picked from his own garden.


Producers and links from Episode 1:

Walker Farm Foods
Maleny Kenilworth Rd, Cambroon

Mountain Produce
Old Gympie Road, Glasshouse Mountains

Baranbali Farm
Aherns Road, Conondale


Episode 2: Aquatic & Coastal

Having grown up in Sri Lanka, Seafood is Peter’s lifelong passion so it’s no surprise that he feels right at home in the Sunshine Coast, which boasts some of Australia’s best seafood. In this episode, Peter showcases the amazing local seafood available right on his doorstep from Mooloolaba prawns and spanner crabs to coral trout and fresh squid, sharing the recipes to some of his signature dishes


Producers and links from Episode 2:
Rockliff Seafoods
Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

ALBA Aquaculture Farms
Kin Kin Road, Wolvi

Soulfish / Noosa Farmers Market
Weyba Rd, Noosaville

Noosa Beach House
Hastings St, Noosa Heads


Episode 3: Indigenous

The Sunshine Coast is home to an amazing array of indigenous flora and fauna which is being celebrated by local growers and chefs. Peter heads out to discover the secrets of bush tucker and creates dishes inspired by native ingredients.
Producers and links from Episode 3:
Witjuti Grub Bush Food Nursery
Falls Creek Rd, Obi Obi

Coolamon Food Creations

Lindols Macadamias

Lindols Macadamias – Home
Tin Can Bay Road, Goomboorian


Episode 4: Locavore

Peter mingles with a community of passionate local producers showcasing some of the finest and freshest produce in the region and visits some well known and loved faces of the Sunshine Coast before cooking up some fresh Mooloolaba prawns at Marcoola Markets.

Producers and links from Episode 4:
Cedar Street Cheeserie
Maleny QLD

XO Restaurant

Embassy XO Restaurant Sunshine Beach

Cnr Duke and Bryan Streets,
Sunshine Beach, Sunshine Beach
QLD 4567

Asian Street Food/Marcoola Markets
10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola,
Sunshine Coast, QLD


Episode 5: Food for Health

In Sri Lanka Peter learnt the ancient art of using ayurvedic herbs and spices in cooking for both flavour and health so in this episode, Peter explores local food being produced with medicinal properties and creates delicious recipes to create at home using ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, millet and camel milk.
Producers and links from Episode 5:
Mighty Bean Tempeh
Cooloolabin Road Cooloolabin

Crystal Organics
Chevallum Road, Palmwoods

Glasshouse Mountains


Episode 6: Farming for the Future

The final episode in the series looks to the future of farming and shows the way the food community in Noosa is leading the way. Peter meets the Queen Bee who’s adopt-a-beehive program is helping solve the declining bee epidemic, a school with a kitchen garden and the king of permaculture who shows Peter what it takes to become self sufficient.

Producers and links from Episode 6:
Crohamhurst Rd, Crohamhurst

Kin Kin State School
Kin Kin QLD

Permaculture Research Institute
Golden Gully Rd, Kin Kin