NO KITCHEN REQUIRED TO COOK, FIGHT AND WIN
PREMIERES ON TURBO ON 6th OCTOBER AT 8PM
Get ready, get set…cook! Discovery Turbo brings a brand new cooking competition series, packed
with equal parts adventure and flavour! NO KITCHEN REQUIRED is an original, unscripted
series that follows three chefs who are dropped off in remote locations where they must work with
the locals to hunt, forage and collect ingredients for a locally-inspired meal.
True to its name, NO KITCHEN REQUIRED takes these courageous chefs out of the kitchen
and into the wild compelling them to get their hands dirty and thrust their limits in order to
experience incredible situations unique to any other typical food show. This series is an inimitable
amalgamation of food, travel and adventure that will give the spectators interesting insights into
NO KITCHEN REQUIRED will premiere on 6th October, weekdays (Monday to Friday) at
8pm, only on Discovery Turbo.
In this captivating series, New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis, the first ever “Chopped” Grand
Champion, Chef Madison Cowan and international Chef Kayne are ready to cook anything that
grows and moves on Earth! And how! They prepare dishes from ten very different and remote
locations including Dominica, New Zealand, Belize, Fiji, Chiang Dao, Koh Lanta, Thailand, as well
as Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana and Florida.
The series gives each chef the freedom to choose the ethnic ingredients he wants to use. The
challenge comes when he must acquire and prepare the constituents in the same manner as the
locals. The chefs’ meals is finally be judged by the local community and one will be chosen as
winner in each episode.
Host and British presenter Shini Somara will join the chefs on the adventure which will find them,
among other things, hunting wild boar and diving for oysters as they journey to compete (and
cook!) around the world.
Some of the episodes are:
In the first episode of this adrenaline-inducing series, the chefs rappel into the lush land of the
Caribbean island, Dominica. Equipped with only their knives and secret ingredients of choice, they
are warmly welcomed by host Dr. Shini Somara and the Kalinago community. After a traditional
performance by the locals and an exquisite feast, the chefs set out in search for the ingredients for
their meals. But before they can dish up the catch of the day, they must first master spearfishing,
track a manicou through the dense jungle, blindly hunt for crustaceans in dangerously murky
waters and forage for tropical fruits and root vegetables like coconuts and yams. Combining these
ingredients to create a delectable feast for their hosts proves to be a daunting task against the
wind and rain on the unpredictable island. The chefs struggle just to keep their fires going, not to
mention creating a winning meal before time runs out.
The three chefs, Michael, Madison and Kayne, must summon their inner warrior to win over the
Maori people in rugged New Zealand. The pressure is on native son Kayne to prove himself and
honour his Maori heritage. Commanding the difficult terrain and finding success on the hunting
grounds proves to be only part of the challenge at hand for the chefs. When the ice-cold winds
descend upon the cooking challenge, Michael and Madison really turn up the heat in order to best
the hometown favourites.
The chefs battle a mighty language barrier and even mightier prey as they head to Chiang Dao,
Thailand, home of the Palong hill people. The hunting and cooking methods of the Palong have
remained the same for hundreds of years, but the chefs must do their best to put their own spin
on ancient traditions if they hope to win. Madison tests his fears exploring the dark abyss of an
eerie bat cave while Kayne struggles to keep hold of his game. Meanwhile, Michael charms his
way to a successful hunt. During the cooking challenge, emotions flare as one chef is accused of
hoarding the hottest ingredient. Will the chefs be able to overcome their unfamiliarity with the
local ingredients and find a way to win?
About Discovery Turbo
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entertainment for those who love the thrill of speed, Discovery Turbo brings viewers along for the ride to
experience the most exciting vehicles on Earth. From cars, trucks and motorbikes to planes, trains and
everything in between, Discovery Turbo celebrates all aspects of speed by covering a range of inspirational
and practical topics including the history, science and engineering of everything motored; car, boat, bike and
air shows; Formula One racing; DIY; car clubs and motoring trends. In Asia-Pacific, Discovery Turbo reaches
23 million subscribers. For more information, visit Discovery Turbo at asia.discovery.com.
About Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching
2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated
to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 200
worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery
and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network.
Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-
winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including
Discovery Digital Networks. In Asia-Pacific, eight Discovery brands reach 612 million cumulative subscribers
in 37 countries and territories with programming customized in 15 languages and dialects.