Disney has announced that National Geographic has greenlighted a brand new global adventure series that will be called “No Taste Like Home With Antoni Porowski”, which will follow the New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix’s hit series “Queer Eye,” on his epic journey to discover the rich heritages of global celebrities by way of their ancestors’ food traditions, techniques and culinary experiences.
With extensive culinary expertise, a passion for connecting people through food and pride in his own Polish heritage, Porowski guides celebrities on an unprecedented journey toward cultural and personal discovery.
In a statement, Antoni Porowski shared his thoughts on the upcoming series:
“Food is such an integral part of understanding who we are and where we come from. I am so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, alongside some wonderful friends both new and old, traveling the globe, making up for all the times I skipped geography class in high school, to explore food traditions and cultures, and am honored to embark on this journey with National Geographic.”
World-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, who is an executive producer on the show, added:
“No Taste Like Home With Antoni Porowski” is a fascinating, feel-good series that will beautifully thread together family food stories from past and present. I’m really thankful to our celebrities who came on this journey, taking us to all corners of the globe, inviting us into their lives and trusting us to tell their family’s food stories in this way.”
From local water taxis to off-roading 4x4s, each episode will place Porowski and his guest on an epic adventure and capture cinematic moments. Locations planned in the first season include South Korea, Germany, Italy, Senegal and Malaysian Borneo, New York and Texas. The docuseries also features exclusive, intimate conversations between the travellers as they open up to Porowski, sharing family stories, their connection with food and culture, and the new perspectives they’ve gained about their heritage and themselves.
Tom McDonald, executive vice president of Global Factual and Unscripted Content, at National Geographic, also said in a statement:
“Antoni is the perfect person to take Nat Geo viewers – and our famous faces – on these global adventures. He’s full of curiosity about the world, is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about culinary history, and has a unique ability to draw out the emotional connection between people, places and food.”
This greenlight exemplifies Nat Geo’s commitment to partnering with passionate storytellers to share their captivating journeys with fans all around the world. Travelling with Porowski on culinary adventures represents our desire to ignite people’s curiosity in our world.
Porowski will reveal celebrities featured in season one through his social media in the series lead-up.
“No Taste Like Home With Antoni Porowski” is produced by Studio Ramsay Global, building on the prolific food programming relationship between Gordon Ramsay’s production outfit and National Geographic. A partnership rooted in creating four series of the award-winning food travelogue Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. As well as presenting, Porowski will executive produce the series alongside Gordon Ramsay and Lisa Edwards. The showrunner is Robin O’Sullivan. The series is directed by Leo McRea, Jenny Dames and Kit Lynch Robinson. For National Geographic, Betsy Forhan is executive producer; Charlie Parsons is senior vice president, Development; Bengt Anderson is senior vice president, Unscripted Production; and Tom McDonald is executive vice president, Global Factual and Unscripted Content.
No release details have been announced for this upcoming series and we are likely to see it released on the National Geographic linear channel and on Disney+.
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