John Torode is returning to UKTV’s Good Food wth a new ten-part series exploring Korea’s cuisine.
The chef’s Malaysian Adventure, which premiered in January, was seen by almost 2m people and boosted Good Food’s slot average by almost 148%.
His next show will be funded by Hyundai Media and the Korean Communications Agency and see him explore both traditional and modern South Korea, trying a selection of Korea’s 300 different national dishes.
Produced by Denham Productions, John Torode’s Korean Food Tour visits temples, street food stalls, restaurant kitchens, joins families in their homes, heads up mountains, takes a trip to the seaside, and goes to festivals and feast days, all in search of Korea’s finest taste bud treats.
In each episode Torode cooks up one of the classics and then puts his own spin on some more contemporary style dishes. Every week he chooses his favourite dish, ending the series with a list of his top 10 national dishes.
UKTV’s Commissioning Executive Victoria Summer, who is executive producing the show for the broadcaster, said, “The trend for Korean cuisine just keeps growing in the UK, so where better to send John Torode on his next adventure?
“John Torode’s Korean Food Tour explores the country’s incredible and unique dishes, and also celebrates the nation’s beautiful landscape and colourful culture.”
The broadcaster’s Director of Commercial Partnerships, Sally Quick, added, “We’re really excited to be working with Hyundai Media and the KCA on this project.
“John Torode is a big draw for our Good Food audience and two previous John Torode series (Australia and Malaysia) have been some of the top performing shows on the channel – so we are confident Korea will be extremely popular.”
John Torode’s Korean Food Tour will air on Good Food next year.
The deal was brokered by The Bridge, who facilitated the co-production between Denhams TV, UKTV and Korea’s Hyundai Media broadcast arm, supported by the Korea Communications Agency. Argonon International is the distributor.