In this new show, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is on a mission to immerse himself in new cultures, dishes and flavours. The series will air every Monday at 10 PM (UAE) time starting August 5.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi will be airing the Arabic-language version of the Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted series, every Monday at 10 PM UAE time/9 PM KSA starting August 5.
In this new series, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is on a mission to immerse himself in new cultures, dishes and flavours.
From Peru, Laos and Morocco to Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, Ramsay will be exploring through valleys, diving into oceans, hiking through forests and scaling mountains in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration.
Commenting on the series, Sanjay Raina, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Networks Group said: We are delighted to bring Gordon Ramsays new series to Middle Eastern audiences. At National Geographic, we have been using our media platforms to explore the worlds cultures for over 130 years, a mission we see echoed throughout Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered.
In National Geographics trademark style, the new series effortlessly blends high entertainment with factual based knowledge, satiating audiences universal curiosity to learn about the world the world around us.
Commenting on the series, Ramsay added: 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.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted follows Ramsay around the globe as he uses local ingredients he harvests and dishes he tastes to inspire a new recipe from scratch, created to represent the heart of that culture. Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself with a local food legend by his side putting his newfound skills to the test as they cook a feast together for the locals.
The exploration and culinary adventures that Ramsay takes on in the premiere season include: rappelling down a raging waterfall to meet with local mushroom hunters in Morocco; working with local foragers to harvest Mauis deadliest catch with homemade tools and spearfishing with free diver Kimi Werner in Hawaii; climbing a sheer rock face during a snowstorm with a local forager to harvest native herbs in Alaska; hanging off a cliff in pursuit of cactus worms a delicacy in Peru.
Premiere episodes include Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Perus Sacred Valley. In this episode, Ramsay travels by motorbike through Perus Sacred Valley of the Incas to discover traditional high-altitude cuisine. Immersing himself in the local culture, he scales cliffs; fishes in high-altitude lakes; and samples local delicacies like fried worms, rare multi-colored potatoes and guinea pig before putting his newfound skills to the test with legendary local chef Virgilio Martinez.
In the Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted New Zealands Rugged South episode Ramsay journeys to the remote corners of southern New Zealand to unlock the secrets of traditional Maori cuisine. From the locals, he learns how to catch eels with his bare hands, free dives for prized Paua shellfish and forages for unique Kiwi ingredients before putting his new skills to the test at a Maori feast with up-and-coming chef Monique Fiso.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted The Mountains of Morocco will follow the chef as he travels to Morocco, North Africa, where he embarks on an adventure deep in the Middle Atlas Mountains to understand ancient Berber cuisine. Learning from the locals, he rappels over a waterfall to meet mushroom hunters, milks a camel and experiences the life of the Berber people. He puts his new skills to the test, cooking a feast with chef Najat Kaanache to celebrate Berber New Year.
The Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Hawaiis Hana Coast episode will see Ramsay travel to Maui, Hawaii, to explore the ingredients of Hawaiian cuisine. In torrential rain, he travels along the treacherous Hana Highway.
Chef Gordon Ramsay travels to Laos in the Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted The Mighty Mekong of Laos. In this episode the chef takes on a rapid stretch of white water, kayaking down the Mekong in search of culinary inspiration. Learning from the locals, he treks through dense jungle to sample eggs of the aggressive weaver ant, dives for freshwater snails and hunts for giant water bugs.
The final episode titled Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Alaskas Panhandle will feature Ramsays journey to the rugged Alaskan Panhandle to learn survival skills and discover Alaskan cuisine. On his adventure, he learns how to cook seal with a native Tlingit elder, climbs a sheer rock face in a snowstorm and goes grouse hunting before putting his newfound knowledge to the test at a feast with legendary local chef Lionel Uddipa.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is produced by Studio Ramsay for National Geographic. Additional episodes of the series have already been ordered ahead of the premiere, with production set to resume later this year.
Food and adventure programming is familiar ground for Ramsay, whose 2010 UK series for Channel 4, Gordons Great Escapes, saw the chef explore the food culture of India and Southeast Asia.