MIAMI, June 24, 2019 – In episode 9 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” the famed chef joins Crystal Serenity’s chef de cuisine, David George, for a delicious exploration of the local flavors in Durban, South Africa. The two are guided by local chef, Kayla-Ann Osborn of The Chef’s Table restaurant, who introduces them to the bounty of fresh tomatoes, curry leaves, turmeric root, mangoes and much more found at the city’s largest produce market. Onward to the Spice Emporium for a glimpse into the heavy Indian influence on Durban’s culinary styles and some inspiration for the day’s creations.
Following a visit to The Chef’s Table kitchen, the two chefs then take viewers back to Crystal Serenity, equipped with fresh ingredients and ideas from the day’s explorations. The episode invites viewers into the collaborative process of creating new dishes inspired by Durban, as well as the all-important taste-testing before the dish is featured that evening on Waterside’s menu.
Visiting an array of locales around the world with Crystal Serenity, the “Culinary Journey” video series features local chefs, farmers and expert guides showcasing the signature dishes – and tips for preparing them – in an array of locales, taking him and viewers off the beaten paths into the heart of each place’s culinary spirit. The videos are published on Crystal’s Crystal Insider blog and Crystal Cruises’ YouTube channel.
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