SBS food presenter Maeve O’Meara.
SBS food presenter Maeve O’Meara.

Fresh line-up of food programming on SBS

CULTURAL exploration and discovery through food reaches a new level on SBS next year, with the launch of The Chefs Line.

A new format for weeknights at 6pm, over 13 weeks the series will explore the heritage, history and diversity that drives Australia's restaurant culture. Home cooks will challenge the best chefs in cuisines across the country. SBS's Maeve O'Meara will be the anchor for the series, joined by Sydney chef Dan Hong (Mr Wong, Ms G's), renowned indigenous chef Mark Olive (Black Olive), and leading food writer Melissa Leong.

O'Meara (pictured) will also return with two new series on SBS next year, with Food Safari Earth and Food Safari Water. Other returning SBS food favourites include Matthew Evans in a new season of Gourmet Farmer, and Adam Liaw (pictured, right) exploring his heritage in Destination Flavour Singapore.

Following the launch of Food Network one year ago, the channel welcomes former MasterChef stars Andy Allen and Ben Milbourne to the line-up with Andy and Ben Eat Australia, Food Network's first foray into first-run local content.