The former MKR winners are on a food journey visiting growers in holiday destinations, while championing local produce to cook tasty recipes with international flavours along the way.
Living in a neighbouring region, Steph said they enjoyed trips to Bundaberg and as foodies, it was easy to let their tastebuds do the talking.
“We love that Bundaberg is a trip up the road and has an abundance of wonderful produce in the Bundaberg Bowl!” Steph said.
Steph said the region was a treasure trove waiting to be explored and there was something waiting for everyone.
In the fourth episode of Travel and Eat with Dan and Steph, the Fraser Coast family-of-three stay at the Big 4 Breeze Holiday Park in Bargara, enjoy their time meeting locals, and grab a delicious coffee at The Beach Mill Coffee Shop before being educated about turtles at Mon Repos Turtle Centre.
Steph said there was so much to do in Bundaberg that it was hard to squeeze it all in to the one episode of Travel and Eat with Dan and Steph.
“We visit Macadamias Australia production, and their almost finished visitor centre and it’s absolutely mind blowing!” she said.
“We meet April from Native Magic who grows and creates many of her own products using lemon myrtle.
“And of course, the breathtaking fields of Sweet Potatoes Australia where we dig up our own harvest to cook!”
Steph is keen to share their sweet potato and kale strudel recipe after visiting Sweet Potatoes Australia.
Sweet Potatoes Australia marketing manager Hannah Jacobs said it was fantastic to have the food ambassadors visit the region and showcase what it has to offer to the rest of the country.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dan and Steph for almost a year now,” she said.
“They are doing a fantastic job as our Sweet Potatoes Australia ambassadors and promoting all the benefits and versatility of our favourite vegetable – sweet potatoes.
“Their new show, Travel and Eat with Dan & Steph, amplifies this to another level – promoting not just the wide range of quality fresh produce we have on our doorstep, but also showcasing why Bundaberg is a tourist destination for families and foodies alike.”
Hannah said Moroccan flavours were highlighted in this episode, and the loaded sweet potato recipe was created and filmed in the middle of the farm with fields of sweet potatoes and The Hummock in the background.
“They also feature a sweet potato ice cream, proving you really can use sweet potatoes in every meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!” Hannah said.
Steph said she hoped locals would enjoy taking in the episode featuring the Bundaberg Region as much as they all enjoyed making it.
“To showcase these producers’ passions and how they create such wonderful producers for us as consumers to eat is a real treat,” she said.
“Reminding and showing viewers where food comes from and creating delicious, yummy easy recipes from them it’s a real paddock to plate experience.”
Travel and Eat with Dan and Steph’s episode featuring Bundaberg will air at 5pm, on Saturday, 17 July, on channel 7, or on demand on 7Plus.
Don’t worry if you don’t get the full recipe written down while you’re enjoying the episode, you can get the full recipe in next week’s edition of Bundaberg Now Weekender.