From the creators of GlobeTrekker, Planet Food is an internationally-acclaimed series that takes a bite out of every corner on Earth. A feast for the senses, this long-running program uncovers the unique stories behind some of the world’s most unique dishes - from the unexpected origins of Hot Chicken in the American South, to the inimitable concoction that created one of the most unlikely drinks in Eastern Europe. Featuring notable hosts such as Bobby Chinn, Tyler Florence, and Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi, Planet Food has given viewers a true taste of the exotic for over 15 years.
Justine Shapiro travels to Vietnam and begins her journey in Ho Chi Minh City. She then travel by bus to Halong Bay on the Gulf of Tonkin.
The sake bars of Tokyo, the rainforests of Cameroon, the conch-catching isles of the Caribbean, the most diverse dishes on the planet require daring character and a strong stomach.
Travelers go around the world in search of the the strange and exotic foods and drinks that distinguish the culinary cultures of the planet.
From the French Quarter to the Bayou, Bobby Chinn cooks Cajun and Creole in the Deep South - a region with a unique history that makes for some great food.
Bobby explores how Indian chutneys and pickles enhance every meal, keeps a hungry film crew going with a lentil eggplant curry, and learns how to grill prawns in a Masala marinade.