Gordon’s Great Escape Series 1: India
Gordon Ramsay loves curry but knows little about real Indian cuisine so in the first series of Gordon’s Great Escape he sets off to India for the first time to discover a whole new culinary world. Exploring what is, for him, virgin culinary territory, Gordon embarks on an amazing gastronomic quest as he experiences the stunning diversity of India’s culinary traditions, submerging himself in all aspects of Indian culture, no matter how challenging, unfamiliar or extreme.
Gordon learns to cook a range of authentic Indian dishes that are specific to each region he visits, and meets some fascinating food mentors along the way. He takes part in physically challenging food-related pursuits and learns new cooking skills, cooking for over 1000 guests at a wedding in Lucknow and learning a complex biryani – involving eggs stuffed into quails, inside chickens all stuffed inside a goat – from legendary chef, Imtiaz Qureshi.
Gordon’s Great Escape Series 2: South East Asia
For the second series, Gordon goes back on the road doing what he loves most: searching out the best food in the world and testing himself in extreme and demanding situations. This time he’s not just taking on one country, his appetite for adventure will take him through four of South East Asia’s most exciting culinary destinations: Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
South East Asia is a region obsessed with food and its people are almost always found eating, cooking or discussing fresh food. Gordon loves Thai and Vietnamese food and he’s heard great things about Cambodian and Malaysian cooking so he’s eager to immerse himself in local culinary traditions. As he explores the different regions, Gordon will be inspired to cook and eat things he’s never come across before. And there's plenty to be inspired by: no other corner of the world boasts such an enormous diversity of cuisine and culture.
We’ll see Gordon speeding through breath-taking gorges on wooden fishing boats, sleeping on the floor in Buddhist monasteries, struggling through the throng of the world’s busiest markets and waterways, and revitalising his passion for simple, honest cookery and unforgettable flavours.
These are adventures that will change the way Gordon, and viewers, think about Indian and South East Asian food forever.