Since 19 September 2016, we’ve been asking people to contribute to our Global Food Diary: a crowdsourced picture of what healthy eating looks like around the world. In honor of World Food Day, we’re wrapping up the Global Food Diary by talking to celebrity chef, author, and TV presenter Robert Oliver.
Oliver’s career has taken him all over the world, from New York to Miami to Samoa. He’s especially interested in the role that chefs can play in linking agriculture to tourism in the Pacific region. By serving traditional local foods instead of imported Western dishes, Oliver believes that chefs who serve tourists in the Pacific have a unique opportunity to boost regional economies. Oliver applies this principle in his own restaurants and champions chefs who do the same: in his report Chefs for Development, co-authored with Dr. Tracy Berno, Oliver profiles six chefs in Samoa and Fiji who integrate local foods into the tourism experience.
Oliver joined us to talk about how connecting Western audiences to traditional Pacific foods can empower local farmers and promote healthier lifestyles. And he shares one of his favorite recipes: a Samoan twist on poke (Hawaiian fish salad).
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