What to Watch: Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted on the National Geographic Channel.

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We all know Gordon Ramsay from such shows as Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and so on. Now Ramsay has taken on a new challenge by globetrotting around the world, learning about new cuisines, and going head to head with local chiefs in a “friendly” competition in his new show Uncharted. I started watching this show when it premiered last year in 2019, and I love it! If you’re a fan of Gordon Ramsay, you will enjoy seeing his adventurous and curious side. Also, Ramsay is not in charge this time around! Instead, he is learning how to catch, cook, and put together local specialized dishes from each global location.

For those of you who do not know who Gordon Ramsay is? Allow me to introduce him briefly. Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish/ British chef from the UK. When he was younger, he wanted to be a famous rugby football player, but an unexpected injury dashed his dreams as a professional athlete. After coming to terms with this loss, he went to college to major in hotel management. This change in careers set the course for his career path in becoming a professional chef. At age 35, after training and working in restaurants, Ramsay opened his first one called what else but Gordon Ramsay! In 1998 he received the convenient Michelin star, which is like getting an Oscar but for food.

Now Ramsay owns multiple restaurants in the UK, Paris, New York, and Las Vegas. His cooking style is upscale European/ American Cuisine. From his notoriety, Ramsay became a tv star on the top related FOX show “Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef, Master Chef Jr, and The F-word. Also, in the UK, his appearances include Gordon’s Great Escape and Ultimate Cookery Course. His latest show on the National Geographic Channel is called Uncharted.

As I have mentioned before, the television series Uncharted is a globetrotting and educational show that centers around food, travel, and culture. One of my favorite episodes is Ramsay traveling to Tasmania, Australia, to learn about the food culture by catching spiny tail lobsters, trout, Wallabee, and pure honey. He learns how to prepare these local dishes and cooks them up against the local chef in the region. This show can be described as a cooking competition and travel series. Another favorite episode is when he traveled to Laos, Vietnam, to learn how to catch the local fish and cook with Vietnamese spices to prepare a local dish for the monks! I must admit seeing Ramsay nervous was a delight! As in his previous shows, he is the one in control whipping chefs in shape in his competitive shows. Uncharted is now in its second season, but you can catch season one on the National Geographic Channel, Disney +, Hulu, and other streaming platforms. His other shows, such as Kitchen Nightmares, are located on the FOX channel, Hulu, Netflix, BBC America, etc…

Happy Watching, ( Librarian Ninja Girl )

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