The adventures of the British chef took him to Croatia in the third season of “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted”. In search of unusual cuisines, Ramsay visited 10 new destinations this season, including Texas, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Finland, Iceland, and, of course, the Croatian region of Istria.
During his culinary mission, Gordon has to work hard to learn new flavors and unusual combinations and be in top shape for the final clash with local chefs. Namely, Ramsay must provide his own ingredients, that is, to catch and harvest what he will cook – with minimal help from locals.
Despite all the accolades and Michelin stars, he breaks through the boundaries of his endurance and skills and even encounters a few problems along the way.
The Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Croatia episode aired in Croatia as part of the National Geographic program on September 19.
On the untouched Croatian peninsula of Istria, Ramsay – who visited Croatia for the first time – was welcomed by famous Croatian chef David Skoko and learned the secrets of Istrian cuisine.
Ramsay, among other things, went diving, fished from an old wooden boat, picked olives, hunted for truffles, and even milked a donkey!
The ending features a cooking duel in which he uses indigenous products such as fresh eggs, goat cheese, and olive oil to create a truly authentic meal.
The famous chef even learned a bit of Croatian during his time in Istria, thanks to David Skoko’s son Anton. The talented chef twists his tongue trying to pronounce words such as susnjezica (sleet) and kukuruz (corn), making his young teacher Anton laugh.
But all jokes aside, what did Ramsay think about his first encounter with Croatian cuisine? You can see the Gordon Ramsay verdict on Croatian cuisine in 90 seconds below.
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