Episode 19 - Northland Roadie

Clarke visits the area of Northland, the far north of NZ’s North Island - a skinny tract of land that makes both coasts easily accessible.

More coastline means more fishing opportunities, and this area does not disappoint!

Armed with a comprehensive shopping list from Italian Chef Luca, Clarke sets off on an adventurous road trip.

Along the way he collects everything from Surf Clams to Cockles, Squid and Snapper.

Taking in the sites of the region including giant ancient Kauri trees and even wild horses, he also catches up with his friend Jed for an epic Snapper fishing session before fishing for squid at night off a wharf.

Chef Luca utilises all the collected seafood into a delicious dish handed down to him by his father.

Northland, North Island, New Zealand

Road-trip through the far north of New Zealand

Luca Villari

Al Volo Restaurant

Zuppa Di Pesce Alla Siciliana. Get recipe here!