Fiji it's your turn! Grab a fellow cook and represent Fiji in Season 2. Email
to apply. Auditions July 24, 25 in Suva. Shout out to Season 1 contestants! #islandfoodrev is supported by #innovationxchange & #nzaid. Photo: Faanati Mamea.
#islandfoodbasket #taro We want building our own food basket of knowledge. @spc_cps started us off with their definition. What do you know about taro? What do you call it in your country? How do you cook it? What varieties do you have? We will be adding a food basket page to our website with the information you all contribute. And special thanks to @thebimps and their photo of Samu John from Tongoa. Location: Port Vila produce market. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @leonidvusilai
Meet @thebimps Black Island Media Production from Vanuatu who are helping us photograph our Island Food Basket, which is filled with all the different local foods that we grow on our islands. We'll be asking you all to share your knowledge on these crops very soon. So thanks Jamie, Sharon, Aurélié and Vincent, and Season 1 winner @leonidvusilai for helping our comms director Faumuina. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @dora_rossi @healthypacific
Vanuatu Island Boys Knox Taleo and Leo Vusilai have been crowned the first Pacific Island Food Revolution champions after an epic feast challenge at the Grand Final in Suva, Fiji. The Island Boys receive an all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong with return tickets from Fiji Airways, and a gift pack each from Pure Fiji, Pearls from J Hunter Pearls. Runners-up Fijian Foodies Shamim Ali and Manasa Bolawaqatabu each receive a gift pack from Pure Fiji, and from Fiji Airways, return tickets to Wellington, New Zealand, and from Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand, accommodation at CQ Hotel and classes in classical and contemporary French techniques and Le Cordon Bleu uniforms. To be the first champion is such an honour to represent Vanuatu, our families and the Pacific, said Knox. It's such an extraordinary feeling. I'm so happy to be blessed to being part of such big family - all from different islands but we really came together and we showed the world our ethics, and what family means to us and food definitely. Tuff tumas! said Leo. I'm so excited because this is not something that has been handed to us. We have worked really for this, tried to bring up our local food culture to a world-class level. Thank you to all the teams who challenged us and made us better cooks. We don't know what lies ahead but it feels really exciting. Vanuatu co-host Votausi Mackenzie-Reur said she was “proud tumas” of the Island Boys. You've honoured us. You've not only brought Vanuatu but the islands from the north to the south. You have taken our traditional ingredients into the future. It was close final with the judges saying it was a case of excellence vs excellence in the #IslandBoys and #FijianFoodies cook-off. Revolution creator and host Robert Oliver said: In the end we had to go back to our original intention of activating indigenous knowledge for future generations. The great treasures of Vanuatu have now been revealed to the world - thoughtfully, creatively and perfectly - and all on a plate. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @chakriya.b @dora_rossi @leonidvusilai
We'd love to know who is watching the finale so when and if you do or you did, would you please leave a heart. Vinaka, tankyu tumas. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @dora_rossi_ @chakriya.b @cindyofsamoa
SPOILER ALERTS!!! If you want to watch the finale on TV of who are our Pacific Island Food Revolution winners #FijianFoodies or #VanuatuIslandBoys, then STAY OFF social media until you watch the show. Broadcast times are all local: Vanuatu (VBTC) is playing at 7pm tonight, Samoa's channels at 9pm (works out same as Vanuatu bc of time difference). Fiji: Mai TV is playing at 7.30pm, Channel 2 is playing at 10pm. Tonga TBC is playing on Friday at 6.15pm. #islandfoodrev is supported by Pacific Islanders everywhere and supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @leonidvusilai @dora_rossi_ @healthypacific
Bowing heads in prayer for our finale tomorrow. Fiji vs Vanuatu. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @chakriya.b @dora_rossi @leonidvusilai
Vanuatu Island Boys Knox and Leo... ACTION! Watercress and choko salad. Recipes coming soon! #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @chakriya.b @annettesete @dora_rossi. Photos by @faanati.mamea.
Vanuatu Island Boys Knox and Leo.. ACTION! #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz
Our wonderful and gracious Tongan finalists Sela and Taufa and our host @robertolivernz. They bring such kindness, faith and spirit to the competition. Malo aupito. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @flomojo
The colours of Tonga: purple sweet potato mash, kale ika (fish curry), seafood salad by Hina and Piuela. Recipes coming soon. Stay tuned. #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @flomojo @healthypacific @dora_rossi_. Photo by @faanati.mamea
The only international cooking show on earth where the contestants make their own coconut cream from scratch. That's how we roll... #islandfoodrev is supported by @innovationxchange and @nz_aid. @robertolivernz @healthypacific @chakriya.b @dora_rossi. Photo by @faanati.mamea.