DNI orders “Nomad Chef,” “Baker Brothers” series

Discovery Networks International has greenlit two culinary travel series, Nomad Chef (pictured) and The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bite of Britain, for air on its global lifestyle channels.
August 12, 2014

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has ordered the extreme adventure cooking series Nomad Chef (pictured) and the culinary travel show The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bite of Britain (working title).

Produced by DNI, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Melbourne-based Chemical Media and Singapore-based Beach House Pictures, Nomad Chef stars chef and adventurer Jock Zonfrillo and will premiere across the company’s portfolio of lifestyle networks in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America this fall.

In the series, the Scottish-born, Australian-based chef travels to remote communities to harvest and forage with indigenous people for ingredients to native dishes, which he also learns to cook. He then creates a menu at his Adelaide restaurant, Orana, based on his experiences.

The series is being exec produced by Vikram Channa for DNI, Tony Jackson for Chemical Media and Donovan ChanĀ for Beach House Pictures.

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bite of Britain (6 x 60 minutes) will premiere internationally next year and is produced by Discovery-controlled indie Betty.

The show is a spin-off of The Fabulous Baker Brothers and stars baker Tom Herbert and his chef brother Henry as they travel the United Kingdom on mission to dispel the myth that British food is on the lackluster end of European cuisine.

In each episode, the brothers source local ingredients to create dishes on-the-go that they cook outdoors using their mobile kitchen, fire pits, BBQs and camping stoves while visiting the Lake District and Rye coast in East Sussex.

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