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Discovery finds Nomad Chef, new Baker Brothers

Nomad ChefDiscovery Networks International has commissioned a pair of food-themed series, one featuring roving chef Jock Zonfrillo.

Nomad Chef will follow Zonfrillo (pictured) as he journeys to remote communities to hunt, forage and cook with with ingenious locals. After returning to his city-based restaurant, he will then develop a menu inspired by his travels.

The other show, The Fabulous Baker Brothers: a Bit of Britain (WT), will follow British chefs Tom and Henry Herbert as they seek to prove British dishes are the best in Europe via a mobile kitchen.

Both will launch this fall across DNI networks in more than 220 territories, including Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

DNI will produce Nomad Chef, with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific taking the lead, alongside Melbourne-based Chemical Media and David Haslingden-owned Singaporean prodco Beach House Pictures.

Vikram Channa, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific’s VP, production and programming, commissioned the show and will executive produce it, alongside Chemical’s Tony Jackson and Donovan Chan for Beach House.

Nomad Chef is an exciting new programme which combines extreme adventure and cuisine, two genres which have worked well for us in many worldwide markets,” said Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific’s senior VP, content group Kevin Dickie.

Discovery-owned UK prodco betty will produce The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bit of Britain. Channa exec produces for Discovery, while Ian Carré does the same for betty.

“Food and travel are genres that resonate well around the world for our lifestyle brands, and we’ve managed to combine the two as we take audiences along with the brothers on this gastronomical road trip,” said Channa.