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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 3: THE SWEETNESS OF ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

Like its World-Renowned Wines, Adelaide’s Honey Ages to Perfection

Sometimes you must face some fears to realize greatness. This can be as true in the culinary world as in the realm of superheroes, as Jon Ashton learns in Episode 3 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: Culinary Journeys Hosted by Chef Jon Ashton.” Adelaide: the capital of South Australia and renowned for great wines and magnificent outdoor explorations. It is also the home of some of the world’s best honey. With the guidance of local food expert Mark Gleeson, Jon braves 20,000 bees – a feat he is less than excited to embark upon – in search of the finest honey in Adelaide. In this venture, he’ll discover the effect of aging batches of honey and just how worthwhile the sweet golden syrup is.

Chef Jon Ashton
Chef Jon Ashton with Crystal’s Executive Pastry Chef Harold Neufgang

Beyond the hive, follow Jon’s visit to the oldest public market in Adelaide, where a symphony of fresh flavors of all kinds culminate in a foodie heaven. On the menu here: olive oil, another of Adelaide’s finest local products. Like all things cuisine, there is an art to discerning the perfect olive oil and pairings thereof. Learn the proper considerations and allow your mouth to water just a bit as you follow Jon back to the ship for some original culinary creations with Crystal’s executive pastry chef.

Chef Harold Neufang has honed his culinary talents aboard Crystal ships for 23 years, and is a master of the sweetest elements of the shipboard experience. When we combine his creative genius with Jon’s found treasures during his Adelaide culinary journey, the result is sweet, silky, creamy and simply perfect.

Keep following the Crystal Insider as Chef Jon and Crystal’s culinary team continues to explore the flavors and signature cuisines of the world aboard Crystal Serenity.

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