Amazon, Emeril Team On New Food/Travel Show

Amazon is teaming with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse on a new food and travel show, “Eat The World With Emeril Lagasse,” which will debut this September.

An Amazon Original Series, the show will premiere on Prime Video on September 2 in the U.S. It will follow Lagasse on a culinary journey to destinations around the world that will include well-known chefs Mario Batali, José Andrés, Nancy Silverton, Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez and Danny Bowien.

The six-episode season will premiere exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for televisions, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/originals.

“Eat the World is more than just a travel or cooking show, it’s a heartwarming look at Emeril and his relationship with his friends, as he learns about new foods and cultures,” said Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted, Amazon Studios. “Prime members will get an inside look at incredible destinations and unbelievable cuisine with one of the world’s most respected chefs.”

Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on a new adventure to a different country with Lagasse and one of his master chef friends. Throughout these trips, Prime members will get to share these once-in-a-lifetime experiences along with their two intrepid guides. This season Emeril visits:

  • China with Mario Batali— Emeril and Batali, the founder of restaurants including Babbo and Eataly, start off their journey with ravioli in New York City, and then head to China in search of the best soup dumpling in Shanghai.
  • Spain with José Andrés— Emeril arrives in chef Andrés’ hometown, Oviedo, to explore the roots of Modernist cuisine. Together they visit Ferran Adrià’s never before filmed and famed ElBulli Lab in Barcelona, in which Adrià is decoding the secrets of food.
  • Italy with Nancy Silverton— Silverton, founder of LA’s Pizzeria Mozza and La Brea Bakery, brings Emeril to her second home to seek out what she thinks is the world’s best pizza.
  • Sweden with Marcus Samuelsson— Samuelsson brings Emeril to Sweden to experience New Nordic Cuisine, which incorporates new flavors into traditional Swedish food.
  • Cuba with Aarón Sánchez— Emeril and Sánchez, chef-partner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants and co-star of the Food Network series Chopped, head to Cuba to meet with leaders of the modern Cuban culinary world at the moment the country is on the brink of epicurean and economic change.
  • South Korea with Danny Bowien— Bowien, winner of the James Beard Award in 2013, has credited Emeril as a de facto mentor for years, and relishes the opportunity to travel with him to Korea to meet Jeong Kwan, a Zen Buddhist nun who’s been called “the Philosopher Chef” by The New York Times.