In this episode of Gordon Ramsay Uncharted, Gordon travels to Hawaii and learns that the melding of cultures creates a unique trade wind cuisine.
Time to stamp your culinary passport. Gordon Ramsay Uncharted head to Hawaii in this episode. With Sheldon Simeon has his guide, Gordon discovers that Hawaiian food is influenced by many different cultures.
According to Nat Geo, this episode, “Hawaii’s Hana Coast” examines both indigenous and exotic ingredients. Here’s this week’s synopsis.
Chef Gordon Ramsay travels to Maui, Hawaii, to explore the exotic ingredients of Hawaiian cuisine. In torrential rain, he travels along the treacherous Hana Highway. From the locals, he learns how to hunt deer with a bow, produce Hawaiian taro and spearfish with legendary free diver Kimi Werner. Gordon tests his knowledge at a feast with top Hawaiian chef Sheldon Simeon.
First, many foodies will recognize Sheldon Simeon. The former Top Chef contestant and fan favorite impressed many people with this ability to influence his Hawaiian background in all type of dishes. In this episode, Sheldon encourages Gordon to add a piece of his own heritage into the final feast.
As in all these Gordon Ramsay Uncharted episodes, the ingredients are picked with care. The story behind the food is as vital as a perfectly executed dish.
Also, each of these episodes showcase how fresh, local ingredients are key to a great dish. From developing intriguing flavors to the connection to the people, the quick trip to the local convenience store isn’t the norm.
While this series give exposure to some cuisines that might not be on the top of the foodie list, each episode has elements that anyone can appreciate. Even if you can’t boil water, you can be impressed by the lush landscape of Maui.
Overall, this episode explains how Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures. With few people actually “from” Hawaii, the food and culture is the powerful mix of backgrounds. In the end, the Hawaiian food is the most “fusion” style of food in the United States.
Ready to watch another episode of Gordon Ramsay Uncharted? Here’s how.
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Start Time: 10 p.m. ET
Episode: “Hawaii’s Hana Coast”
TV Channel: Nat Geo
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted will air on Nat Geo on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.