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Gordon Ramsay Hopes to Teach Locals How to Cook Their Own Food on a New Show [Updated]

The shouty chef will engage in kitchen competitions as he travels the world

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Gordon Ramsay, the television chef who has made a name for himself by berating failing restaurateurs and contestants in culinary competitions, has another show in the works that will take him in a new direction. Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will premiere on the National Geographic channel next year, reports Variety.

Having already demoralized countless culinary professionals with his expletive-laden verbal outbursts on series such as Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and 24 Hours to Hell & Back, Ramsay now wants to parachute into foreign food cultures and show the locals he can cook their cuisines better than they can. In each episode of Uncharted, according to a press release, the celebrity chef will take in the traditional foodways, attempt to go about “discovering the undiscovered,” and finally engage in a kitchen competition against the locals, “pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics.”

Following some negative online reaction to the announcement of Uncharted, a National Geographic spokesperson provided Eater the following statement:

“We are disappointed that the announcement of our upcoming series with Gordon Ramsay was taken out of context. With National Geographic’s storied history of exploration, our plan with this series is to celebrate and learn about local cultures around the world. In partnering with Ramsay — a well-known adventure enthusiast — we are going to fully immerse viewers and give them a glimpse into surprising and unexpected cultures and local flavors. We have not gone into production on the series yet, so this perspective is premature. We’re looking forward to working with Ramsay, who’s been making food and travel documentaries for well over a decade, to share the series when it premieres sometime next year.”

Production is scheduled to begin this fall, and an official premiere date has not been announced. When it comes to air, Uncharted will broadcast in in 171 countries.

In other National Geographic news, Variety reports the network has renewed Star Talk for a fourth season. One of the forthcoming episodes will feature a discussion between host Neil deGrasse Tyson and late chef-turned-television host Anthony Bourdain. There’s no word on when the Bourdain episode will air, but Star Talk’s new season is set to premiere on Monday, November 12, at 11 p.m. ET, according to IndieWire.

Update: July 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.: This article was updated with a statement from National Geographic.

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