'Uncharted' Season 2 Episode 3: Gordon Ramsay faces dangerous creepy crawlies in the swamps of Louisiana
Ramsay leaves his 'posh' world of caviar behind for 'delicious creatures from the deep Gulf of Mexico', Nat-Geo statement reveals
Jumping off a chopper, deep-diving into freshwaters for crayfish and fishing with a submerged hippopotamus just meters away guarding its territory – one would think that award-winning chef and TV personality, Gordon Ramsay has had enough of his share of pulse-pounding adventure. But, the man's not giving up! At least not for all of the remaining episodes of 'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' in which he sets out on a raw, unscripted journey to explore and learn more about exotic delicacies.
The National Geographic press statement reveals the chef will be in Louisiana this week to learn the secrets of Cajun cooking. Cajun cooking means putting together a simple meal with locally available ingredients, but there's always going to be a plot twist waiting for Ramsay. "He meets Eric Cook — a former Marine-turned-celebrated chef — who sends him off to get lost in the marsh and see what he brings back. In his quest, Ramsay faces down dangerous and delicious creatures from deep in the swamps to the middle of the Gulf of Mexico," the statement further added.
Does he rise to the challenge? Like most of the other ones, our guesses are he does.
Previously, Gordon visited Tasmania and South Africa to explore their food stories that are extra-tightly connected to their culture and history. "We’re digging deeper because every country has its heritage and sometimes it can get lost in translation. So, I think it’s becoming more foodie-oriented than it was in the first season," Gordon shared with IndieWire in an interview recently.
He continued how special 'Uncharted' has been for him. Even though he has had to give up on the "posh" side of the culinary food business, the show gives him an opportunity to reconnect with nature and its rarety – cheaper cuts and rare birds have replaced caviar and filet mignons. "In many ways, it’s like going back to intense training. You become stricter about sticking to things that are in-season. It’s a very important message to send back to my chefs," Gordon expressed.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' on National Geographic every Sunday.