Planet Food Series 2

  • Travel, Food
  • 8 Episodes

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. Lonely Planet TV’s relaunch of this beloved program continues to explore food cultures in some of the world’s most delicious destinations.

Episodes

1. Southern China
26min

Peter Gordon discovers the roots of one of the world’s great cuisines, Cantonese. He then visits the tea mountains around An’xi, experiencing the organized chaos of the Tea Capital market.

2. Japan
26min

Merrilees Parker travels to Tokyo to the world’s biggest fish market. Later she watches the preparation of fugu, a poisonous fish which can kill if prepared in the wrong way.

3. Malaysia
26min

Merrilees Parker travels to Tokyo to the world’s biggest fish market. Later she watches the preparation of fugu, a poisonous fish which can kill if prepared in the wrong way.

4. Lebanon
26min

Chef Merrilees Parker travels to the capital of Beirut, and then in to the countryside of Lebanon to learn more about its people, their culture and their cuisine.

5. Scandinavia
27min

Chef Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia - a region infused with the Viking history and heritage. Merrilees makes a stop in Stockholm then continues across to Copenhagen.

6. Greece
26min

Angela May’s journey through Greece takes her from Athens to Thessaloniki, and to the islands of Lesvos and Crete, on an exploration of this country’s delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

7. Goa & Manila
50min

Angela May journeys to the Western Coast of India to sample the cuisine of Goa. Bobby Chinn pays a visit to numerous places of interest that reflects Manila’s colonial past.

8. Spice Trails Special
51min

Planet Food discovers the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese five spice powder and Middle Eastern Harissa.