Shot amid the pandemic, this series, like all the previous episodes of Uncharted, documents the expeditions of Ramsay to a far-flung region. There he meets a chef who directs him to different communities from whom Ramsay must learn about the local cuisine. Over a week, Ramsay tries to master the art, know the ingredients that make the dishes so unique and learn how to forage for them. He then prepares a meal for special guests from the community and the chef, while ensuring that he does not hurt the community’s sentiments—a South African Zulu chief has to be served well-cooked meat while the monks in Laos cannot be served geckos preserved in the locally brewed liqueur. These final feasts then end up being a competition, with both the chefs hoping that the guests prefer their food over the other’s.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Cast: Gordon Ramsay
Seasons: 3 Episodes: 23
Streaming on National Geographic and Disney+ Hotstar (in India)
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