The new, just released season of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series Chef’s Table, features the world’s best barbecue cooks. The Australian episode of Chef’s Table: BBQ follows Lennox Hastie of Sydney restaurant Firedoor on the hunt for Australia’s most delicious ingredients, and the ways in which fire can elevate them to something truly unforgettable.
Chef’s Table: BBQ featuring the Daintree’s very own Juan Walker
My country, the Kuku Yalanji country is family, culture and identity. The trees of the rainforest, the rocks of the river beds and the reefs of the sea, were all formed by our Ancestors who continue to live in land, water and sky.Juan Walker
Australia has a rich history of cooking over fire – a history that began with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tens of thousands of years ago. During Chef’s Table: BBQ, Hastie taps into this ancient knowledge with Kuku Yalanji man Juan Walker, owner and guide of Walkabout Cultural Adventures in Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest.
With Walker in the lead, Hastie learns to catch mud crabs from the damp sand on the edge of the rainforest. Within minutes, bright orange flames are licking at the freshly caught crabs.
Watch the Netflix episode here.