The Living Room September 12

This week on The Living Room, Chris grabs a ‘tinnie’ and heads to Darwin for one of the most unconventional events on the nation’s sporting calendar; Miguel makes a meal of a flourless chocolate cake; Barry visits an eco-home influenced by methods used to build the Great Wall of China; and health expert Leanne Hall ponders the ageing question: To ‘nip and tuck’ or not?

RENOVATION WITH BARRY DU BOIS

Barry visits an eco-friendly home with a difference. In an effort to save money and the environment, owners Kate and Ian incorporated ancient building materials and methods utilising rammed earth. The ‘green’ walls are strong, durable, non-combustible and keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.

FOOD WITH MIGUEL MAESTRE

Amazing but true, there is an International Chocolate Day and to celebrate Miguel is making a decadent flourless chocolate offering. With the help of master Belgian chocolatiers from Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Miguel brings his delicious recipe to life with stunning chocolate decorations.

TRAVEL WITH CHRIS BROWN

It’s the America’s Cup of the Top End … well, kind of. Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta is world famous with teams travelling from around Australia and the globe to toss a ‘tinnie’ into the waters off Mindil Beach, all in the name of charity. Chris trades Bondi for beer cans but will he float or flounder?

 

HEALTH WITH LEANNE HALL

Cosmetic surgery is a booming business in Australia. In a culture obsessed with youth, ageing for many is no longer a case of ‘mind over matter’. But will a boob job or Botox or designer vagina really improve one’s self esteem. Leanne puts her body on the line to find out if surgery is the solution.

 

7:30 PM Friday on Ten