Chef Kiran Jethwa http://www.kiranjethwa.net Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:31:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 CHEF KIRAN JETHWA – ON ‘CNN AFRICAN VOICES’ http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/chef-kiran-jethwa-on-cnn-african-voices/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:54:11 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4099 Chef Kiran Jethwa is whipping up delicious dishes and winning over audiences across the world Source: CNN

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Uh Huh Honey – Filming Nepal! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/uh-huh-honey-filming-nepal/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:12:59 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4103 In this episode of the Fearless Chef, Chef Kiran Jethwa travels to the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal to source red Spring honey. Through rough terrain, an angry swarm of bees and rappelling 200 feet in the air, he manages to successfully source this delicacy with the help of Nepalese locals.

 

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“Spirited Traveller” – Mapping Indian cuisines and culture http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/spirited-traveller-mapping-indian-cuisines-and-culture/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:35:39 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4090 Taking inspiration from the diverse and rich culture of India, Fox Life will capture Chef Kiran Jethwa on a fun journey through the country, exploring its unique beverages, their origin and the local age-old delicacies.

Right from tasting fanciest cocktails to uncovering the secret concoctions that make local intoxicants, to delving into the native cuisine – this show will take through India like never before.

In this interview with Live Mint, Chef Kiran Jethwa speaks about the series and his experiences in India:

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/zjOk2v4yvwcioQ0mfv9fnN/Kiran-Jethwa-One-for-the-country-roads.html

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Ten States, One Drink at a time – “Spirited Traveller” Premieres March 20th! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/ten-states-one-drink-at-a-time-spirited-traveller-premieres-march-20th/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:06:23 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4081 Fox Life is launching the all-new exclusive series ,Spirited Traveller.The first of its kind, the show aims to explore the most authentic and exotic beverages and cuisine across India featuring our very own Kenya-Born Chef of Indian-origin Chef Kiran Jethwa!

‘The Hindu’,one of the leading publications in India, caught up with Chef Kiran to talk about the much anticipated series.

Catch The Full article here:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/the-hangover-diaries/article17445790.ece

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Otter Adventure – Filming Bangladesh! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/otter-adventure-filming-bangladesh/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:47:14 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4078 In this episode, The Fearless Chef rides precariously on top of a train in order to make it to go prawn fishing in the mangrove forests of Bangladesh.

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Discovering India – “Spirited Traveller” Debuts March 20th on Fox Life http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/4092/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:18:22 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4092 Chef Kiran Jethwa’s new show, ‘Spirited Traveller’, on FOX Life gives an unfiltered peek into the unexplored Indian culture along with its diverse cuisine and varied beverages.

In the series, the viewers will get to experience an epic adventure through India like never before as I unravel the secret recipes of local Indian beverages/food and the age old ways to preparing them through my travel from Delhi to Assam, Jaipur to Nasik, Coorg to Sikkim and many more places.

The Week caught up with Chef Kiran Jethwa for highlights of his India tour:

http://www.theweek.in/theweek/leisure/discovering-india-.html

 

 

 

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Jungle Gourmet – Filming Peru! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/jungle-gourmet-filming-peru/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:29:16 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4074 In this episode, The Fearless Chef chomps down on minty termites and makes a sumptuous meal using the unique ingredients of the Peruvian jungle!

Catch the full article  by Yummy Magazine here:

 https://issuu.com/getyummy/docs/yummy_issue-valentine_issue

 

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The Fearless Chef Series Hitting Australian Screens this February! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/the-fearless-chef-hitting-australian-screens-this-february/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:23:18 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4070
From the scorching Danakil Depression in Kenya to the shark-infested waters of Mozambique, global gastronaut Kiran Jethwa reveals what it’s like risking his life to unearth the most extreme hunter gatherers in the world for new series, The Fearless Chef. Starts Wednesday 1 February on Food Network – By Mariam Digges
“When you’re hungry, you’re going to find a way to eat, no matter what,” says Kiran Jethwa. “That instinct is very strong and it’s fascinating to see how people handle the problems and barriers that are in the way of getting food to your mouth.”

In light of today’s heavy reliance on convenience and processed foods, the presenter of Food Network’s new extreme food show, The Fearless Chef, is on a mission to educate viewers about what some people around the world risk to put food on the plate. From travelling via zip liners to harvest coca leaves in Bolivia to scaling precarious coconut trees in Sri Lanka and free-diving for dogtooth tuna in Mozambique, Jethwa seldom shies away from death-defying situations. While it’s often entertaining to watch this hunting and gathering of wonderful natural ingredients take place in such colourful surrounds, it’s all in the name of cultivating a greater appreciation for the provenance of our food.

“The bottom line is, it’s about making an entertaining show that was not contrived or set up or embellished in any way – we were trying to stay as true to the story as possible,” Jethwa says. “I’m fascinated by how resourceful people are and how people adapt to really tough environments across the world to eat.

During the series, Jethwa free-dives off the island of Vamizi, Mozambique and spear-fishes for dogtooth tuna.During the series, Jethwa free-dives off the island of Vamizi, Mozambique and spear-fishes for dogtooth tuna.

“If there are people doing it and it happens on an everyday basis regardless of how dangerous it is, then our responsibility was to find a way to tell the story without hurting people.”

And for the most part, Jethwa and his team succeed, with only a few mishaps along the way.

“When we were in Nepal, we had a situation where we were harvesting honey and our drone operator didn’t quite get his timing right and launched his drone before he had safety gear on. The honey bees in Nepal (the ones we were shooting) are the largest in the world and quite aggressive. He got absolutely hammered by this swarm of bees and had to go on an IV drip and was in a pretty bad way for couple of days.

“He’s still alive, but I don’t think he likes bees very much,” Jethwa tells SBS.

So there I was, 150-feet in air with no safety equipment. I was very much out of my depth.”

A third generation Kenyan born to an Indian father and a British mother, Jethwa studied at Manchester University and went on to work in professional kitchens in England. But the seeds for his culinary career were sown much earlier.

“Since I was extremely young, food was a massive part of our upbringing and the centerpiece of everything. My father and mother were both amazing cooks,” he says.

Despite his early introduction to the kitchen, the chef’s earliest food memory was more misadventure than magic.

“I got a bollocking from my mum after making her breakfast in bed one Sunday when I was about five years old, because I completely trashed the kitchen in the process.”

"Gastronaut" Jethwa braves the sub-zero in North-Eastern China in search of national delicacies.

“Gastronaut” Jethwa braves the sub-zero in North-Eastern China in search of national delicacies.

Later, while at school camp on the beautifully rugged Kenyan coast – home to an abundance of wild seafood – a nine-year-old Jethwa flexed his culinary muscles for the first time.

“The teachers brought in a big fish one day and they actually didn’t know what to do with it. So I got it and I dug a hole in the ground and burned some coals and cooked the whole fish in the ground. I don’t even know where I got the idea from – I must’ve seen something somewhere. They were pretty impressed by someone my age doing something like that.”

He’s been described as the Bear Grylls of the food world, namely for the bold, grueling and at times treacherous nature of his foraging pursuits, but the global ‘gastronaut’, restaurateur and production company owner says that while there is an undeniable element of adventure to the show, The Fearless Chef goes beyond food on a subsistence level.

“He’s [Bear Grylls] a survival guy and he’s about putting yourself in an environment where there is no food and making the best of it. Where I draw the line is, I’m not quite the the ‘bite the head off a frog and swallow it live’ guy, because I’m a chef and I like to enjoy my food.

I want people to see the commonality amongst all of us: that we all need to eat – it’s a common language for everyone.

The Fearless Chef is about finding interesting food and ingredients and finding a way to make it delicious, as opposed to a necessity to eat so you don’t die in a situation,” Jethwa explains.

On the places around the world that were the most eye-opening, Jethwa names the jungles of Borneo high on the list.

“If you were dropped into the jungle there in a survival situation, you’d be a very lucky person from the point of view that there’s just food everywhere, so you don’t have to bite the heads off things. We did foraging for all sorts of things and found an amazing barking deer.  We prepared all of it using local Indigenous methods.”

Despite the show’s title, the chef cites more than one occasion he felt the adrenalin surge under his skin.

At the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia, Jethwa braves extreme temps to harvest salt.

At the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia, Jethwa braves extreme temps to harvest salt.

“The title is a little bit tongue-in-cheek,” he confesses. “Nobody is fearless – it’s more about facing your fears, really.  The show was about how people go through extreme methods to harvest food and the contrast to now and how easy access to food is for the majority of people. So every story had its own challenges.

“I would say the most scared I was, genuinely, was in Sri Lanka, simply because I had to scale a coconut tree 150 feet in the air. I’m not a particularly good tree climber and there’s no way of making it safe – we couldn’t use any safety equipment. So there I was, 150-feet in air with no safety equipment. I was very much out of my depth.”

Throughout the series, Jethwa and his team also survive the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia, one of the lowest and hottest places on earth where temperatures often push 50 degrees Celsius.

“It was a really challenging environment,” he says. “People live there and work there and harvest food there – but just standing around in those temperatures is difficult.”

We need to start thinking more about where our food comes from and appreciating the people who get it for us, because it’s extremely difficult for some people to find their food.

Jethwa says facing the difficult and at times confronting terrain was fuelled by a burning desire to educate the masses about three key things.

“Firstly, we need to start thinking more about where our food comes from and appreciating the people who get it for us, because it’s extremely difficult for some people to find their food.

“Secondly, it’s a fascinating place – the planet we live on is just so colourful and varied and I hope people can appreciate the ingenuity of people from all different cultures – it’s amazing to see.

“And also,” Jethwa adds, “I want people to see the commonality amongst all of us: that we all need to eat – it’s a common language for everyone. Cuisines might be different but we’re all joined by the same thing across the world, which is nice to see.”

The Fearless Chef starts Wednesday 1 February, 8:30pm, on Food Network. View our TV Guide to find out when episodes are on air, or catch-up on missed episodes online via SBS On Demand

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Island Paradise – Filming Sri Lanka! http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/island-paradise-filming-sri-lanka/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:58:46 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4067 Chef Kiran explores Sri Lanka during monsoon season in search of prawns and palm wine!

Article by Yummy Magazine.

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Deep Dive – Filming Mozambique http://www.kiranjethwa.net/news/deep-dive-filming-mozambique/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:55:46 +0000 http://www.kiranjethwa.net/?p=4065 Fearless Chef Kiran Jethwa fishes for Dogtooth Tuna off the coast of Mozambique!

Article by Yummy Magazine.

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