New TV series to film in Blue Mountains

Echo Point 06A new television series, Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia, will feature an episode on the Blue Mountains.

Flame Productions began filming in the Blue Mountains the week beginning March 25, 2013.

The show will explore and showcase the best of Australia and the bountiful variety of food and wine which characterises the many regions Lyndey will visit.

The series will illustrate Australia as a gastronomic delight, brought to life by the people and climate in an array of capital city and regional locations, each with their unique character and the people dedicated to farming, food production and the art of hospitality.

TV personality Lyndey Milan will unearth the characters, places, pastures and fields that are the backbone of Australia’s thriving culinary culture.

During her travels, she will glimpse the mouth of Sydney Harbour, an impressive gateway to Australia; travel to the cobbled lanes of Melbourne’s caffeine-enriched foodie Mecca; explore vineyards small and large, high and low in Australia’s regional hinterland; and the beautiful Blue Mountains.

This new series, which will be screened on Qantas flights, will follow the success of Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece, Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland and Lyndey and Herbie’s Moveable Feast, all of which are in international distribution.

Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) chairman Randall Walker said: “The Blue Mountains region offers visitors outstanding food experiences. I am delighted that our Industry Food and Wine Advisory Group, chaired by Pam Seaborn, was able to secure this opportunity for our destination to feature on an episode of Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia.

“We have a strong and passionate support base for local and regional quality produce through Slow Food, Cittaslow and two of our tertiary institutions.

“It is great that Lyndey also has a connection with the Blue Mountains.’’

Lyndey Milan is one of Australia’s most recognised food, wine and lifestyle personalities with a career spanning 30 years across most TV and radio networks and publishing houses.

Her forté is presenting seemingly complicated ideas in an easy, straight-forward and entertaining manner.

“The Blue Mountains have been part of my life since childhood,’’ she said. “My parents holidayed (and possibly honeymooned) there.

“However, I did not really appreciate the grandeur of the breathtaking vistas until I returned from three years overseas when in my 20s. Now I love them even more for the growing food and wine community I find there.

“Funny fact – I am one of three sisters – and we always thought the Three Sisters were named for us.’’

Flame Productions is a fully integrated boutique television company that combines in-house production of factual content with an acquisitions and distribution management service.

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