Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will star in a new Bear Grylls-style TV show which promises to push the Michelin-starred chef outside of his comfort zone.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will air on National Geographic and will follow the chef as he travels around the globe to some of the world’s harshest environments, exploring the culinary traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to each of the regions he visits.
The six-part series will see Ramsay visit the likes of Peru, Morocco, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, to seek out special ingredients. Although some of the locations listed sound rather glamorous, it seems the chef was really put through his paces. The series synopsis promises viewers that they’ll witness the celebrated chef taking part in some true dare devil exploits, including scaling the roofs of caves to harvest fresh nests in Malaysian Borneo and putting his fears aside to hunt tarantulas in Cambodia.
Watch the trailer for Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted below
Other activities that you can expect to see the Lucky Cat chef partake in include hanging off a cliff in pursuit of cactus worms (a Peruvian delicacy), hunting for eels with his bare hands using traditional Maori techniques with a local fisherman by his side in New Zealand, plus rappelling down a raging waterfall to meet with local mushroom hunters in Morocco.
Each episode will conclude with Ramsay trying his hand at the local cuisine, partaking in a friendly cook-off with a culinary expert from the region.
Speaking about the series, Ramsay said: “It has been an amazing journey travelling off the beaten path with National Geographic and connecting with locals to learn and share incredible stories of unique traditions, delicacies and the extreme lengths it takes to harvest native ingredients. I have learned way more filming this series than I have in the last 10 years. I’m on the search for culinary inspiration – this is uncharted territory for me. ”
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres in September on National Geographic.
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