Planet Food Series 8
Book your favourite place for another helping of the mouth-watering Planet Food. Angela May takes in the delicacies of Barcelona, tasting tapas and admiring chocolatier Enric Rovira's Gaudiesque chocolate tower. Angela then journeys onto Israel where she learns how the Jewish dietary laws of Kashrut have impacted on the foods eaten in the country. Bobby Chinn takes over for a tour of The Palestinian Territories getting stuck into a clay oven roasted chicken meal. Bobby then moves onto Istanbul, where he tastes the best modern and traditional Turkish cuisine on offer. A feast for your eyes as only Planet Food can serve up.
No. of Episodes: 3
Angela May visits Barcelona, historic capital of Catalonia and a vibrant metropolis, brimming with culture and infused with the history of Greek, Romans and Arab civilisations. Angela visits uber trendy bar Inopia. Next Angela meets chocolatier Enric Rovira and learns how to successfully construct an exquisite Gaudiesque chocolate tower at his workshop. We then journey to the region of Rioja where we visit its outrageous wine festival where thousands of participants shower and drench each other in wine. Finally we travel north to the Basque region where we visit the restaurant of one of Northern Spain's most famous chefs.
Just over 60 years old, Israel has a surprisingly diverse and rich food tradition which has been shaped by Jewish refugees arriving from all over the world. Traditionally people think of Falafel as Israel's national dish Immigrants coming from Germany, Poland, Russia and its surrounding countries (known as Ashkenazi) and Jews from Spain and the Middle East (known as Sephardi) all brought a melting pot of their own Jewish cultural traditions mixed with cuisine from the country they were fleeing from to create the rich texture of what is Israeli cuisine today.
Bobby Chinn hits Istanbul to savour the best in modern and traditional Turkish cuisine. Whether munching his way through every variety of kebab available or cooking fresh fish alongside the Bospheros, Bobby is as enthusiastic as ever about the local food. He bravely takes on the locals cooking an aubergene dish and manages to get his fortune told from the dregs of his coffee cup. Does he try some Turkish Delight? Of course he does.