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Topp Country

NZ's favourite twins travel the country in search of fine food and great company. Made with the support of NZ on Air.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Sunday 11 May 2014

    G New series. Lynda and Jools meet free-range pig farmers Lord and Lady Havoc; they learn the secret of Nana's bacon balls; and enjoy a Spanish sausage sizzle and discover the joys of making pancetta.

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      • Thursday 8 Feb

      PGR New Season. The twins explore the joys and health benefits of fermented foods from some new Kiwis: Polish Sauerkraut, Japanese miso and French bio-fermented turmeric honey.

      • Thursday 15 Feb

      G The twins visit a Michelin-star chef and a pastry chef in their central Auckland backyard; fish the Firth of Thames with Piako Pete; and spend a day with an Oamaru family who live self-sufficiently.

      • Thursday 22 Feb

      G The Topps' visit Fay and Joe Gock, the first to grow rhubarb for the NZ market; we meet a couple whose whanau have lived off puha and seafood for centuries; and find out what is super about avocados.

      • Thursday 1 Mar

      G Lynda and Jools meet two sisters who are creating a storm in a teacup and learn how to pick tea from one of the 20 nationalities who work at NZ's only tea plantation.

      • Thursday 8 Mar

      G Jools learns to fly fish from Sherrie Feickert, who introduced Casting for Recovery to NZ; Lynda enjoys catch and release with her partner Pete, world famous for his ties. Later, the Twins go rafting.

      • Thursday 15 Mar

      G This old-fashioned art is making a come-back as we discover by meeting three couples who have turned a consuming hobby into a business : preserving vegetables, salami and lemons.

      • Thursday 22 Mar

      G Tonight, meet kiwis who make liqueurs and spirits from the purest of ingredients. Lynda and Jools discover the pleasures of strawberry cocktails, west coast whiskey and Ruahine port.

      • Thursday 29 Mar

      G We meet a couple who grow the tastiest heritage tomatoes in Auckland, a Northland family who make Wild West Worcester sauce from a closely guarded recipe, and a mushroom farm with exotic funghi.

      • Thursday 19 Apr

      G Tonight, Lynda and Jools visit a walnut farm in Nelson, chestnut roasters, the Village Nutters, in Wanaka and a special couple who have the largest Macadamia nut nursery in the country.

      • Thursday 26 Apr

      G Season Finale: Lynda and Jools get fruity in Albany, then head to Waiheke Island, and later, they're hanging out with some kids in Nelson where gardening and cooking is all part of the school day.