Chef Kiran Jethwa: Watch the first episode of season one of the Fearless Chef
Chef Kiran Jethwa‘s series – The Fearless Chef – is now available to view. In the series, Kenya’s celebrity TV star starts his journey in Bolivia where he goes up to steep valleys on rickety looking zipwires, rides on the top of a moving train and drives on the infamous Camino de las Yungas better known as the Road of Death. His aim? To understand the lives of coca leaf pickers in Bolivia.
The Fearless Chef series sees Chef Kiran Jethwa experiencing and talking about what others in all sorts of paces go through to get the rest of us, the ingredients and produce we need to cook.
As he states himself:
It just puts in perspective how different our cultures are. We went to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, which is a massive salt plain where they harvest salt. And, out there, this salt is currency – it’s what people have traded in for centuries. But our fixer summed it up when he said to me – under this blazing 50 degree sun, this is the hardest job in the world.
This is an interesting series and perhaps the first TV food and travel show that has an African as its main star exploring countries outside Africa. His first TV series – Tales from the bush larder – saw him travel to experience culinary and food culture across Africa.