Gordon’s Great Escape

7:30pm Saturday, January 7 on TV One

Continuing tonight on ONE, chef terrible Gordon Ramsay sates his taste for adventure, getting away from it all and travelling to some of southeast Asia’s most jaw-dropping locations on the hunt for authentic southeast Asian cooking.

Tonight, Gordon is going off the beaten track to Cambodia. After the years of Khmer Rouge rule and civil war, the country was at year zero. Today, the country is in recovery and the food is undergoing a revival.

Gordon scours the land, hunting out historic recipes that pre-date the Khmer Rouge rule.

He hires a helicopter to take him into the heart of the jungle where he discovers a dessert fit for a restaurant; he turns hunter-gatherer, wading through snake-infested rivers on the hunt for a Cambodian favourite, frog; and is on the trail of Cambodia’s hairiest delicacy, tarantula!

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7:30pm Saturday, December 31 on TV One

Beginning tonight on ONE, chef terrible Gordon Ramsay sates his taste for adventure, getting away from it all and travelling to some of South East Asia’s most jaw-dropping locations on the hunt for authentic South East Asian cooking.

In the first episode, Gordon touches down in Vietnam – he’s never been here before but this nation are fearless foodies; if it moves they eat it and every bit of it!

On Gordon’s travels he is wowed by legendary local restaurateur Mrs Duck who turns out to be the queen of beak-to-tail cooking.

He loses his bottle when a six-foot long snake complete with beating heart is served-up for dinner.

And he finishes his week trying to impress Vietnam’s pickiest foodies when he takes over a traditional restaurant and has his own Kitchen Nightmare.