Produced in high definition, Planet Food is a true taste of the exotic. Follow our travellers as they take you on a culinary journey exploring food cultures in some of the world’s most delicious destinations. Planet Food presenters include Angela May, Merrilees Parker, Tyler Florence, Padma Lakshmi, Ben O’Donoghue, Bobby Chinn and Rosie Lovell.
Ever wondered how, for thousands of years, the simple cup of tea has become the world’s most consumed beverage after water? In this informative and entertaining episode, we uncover how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world.
Together with fellow travellers from around the world, chef Rosie Lovell ventures on a voyage to discover the phenomena behind tea and tea drinking. Tea is grown and produced in more than 40 countries worldwide, but back in the 17th Century tea had to be imported at great cost and effort from China.
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Celebrity chef and traveller, Bobby Chinn, begins his Celtic voyage of discovery on the south coast in Ireland’s second city, Cork. Here he is educated in the stories and subtleties of the amazing produce available in the local market by food historian, Regina Sexton. Bobby delves deeper into one of the stories, the Irish potato famine, and is moved by a tale of unimaginable suffering.
Bobby Chinn’s visit to the Deep South starts in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he delves into the culinary history of this fascinating region, dominated by Cajun and Creole cuisines. First, Bobby visits a market in the French Quarter where after sampling a Gator on a Stick, he has a dangerous liaison with some Voodoo spices.
Shellfish are not a kind of fish, but are simply water-dwelling animals. Many are actually closely related to insects. Nowadays, shellfish such as oyster, mussels, clams, scallops, crabs, and the all-time favourite lobsters are a common part of the indigenous cuisines throughout the world.
In this Planet Food special, we join Merilees Parker, Bobby Chinn, Angela May, Brianna Barnes, and Zoe D’amato as they travel around the globe, fishing for the very best shellfish recipes.
Fish provides some of the most exciting, colourful, exotic, and flavourful meals that the planet has to offer. As well as being tasty, fish is one of the healthiest food types.
In this Planet Food special, we join Peter Gordon, Merilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Bobby Chinn, Angela May, Tyler Florence, Megan McCormick, and Rosie Lovell, as they travel world wide searching for some of the most mouth-watering seafood recipes.
An enormous variety of cheeses are made in virtually every country on earth. The quality of cheese depends on how it is made. Which are the cheeses every cheese lover should seek out and try? And why do they taste so good?
In this informative and entertaining episode, Rosie Lovell, together with fellow culinary travellers, heads out into the world to discover the phenomena behind the making of and popularity of cheese.