Wildlife and conservationist Jeff Corwin takes on the Food Network with his new series Extreme Cuisine! This passionate foodie travels the world from Thailand to Peru with a few stops right here in the U.S. exploring the exotic dishes each locale has to offer. Jeff is definitely a braver person than I with his open mind and adventurous spirit! First stop is Greece. I hope you’ll join him on this wild ride around the globe.
I had a chance to sit and talk with Jeff about the new show. He’s funny and a true conservationist who cares about the people of this planet and the mark that we make while we’re here. Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin airs Thursday’s at 9pm EST on the Food Network.
EclipseMagazine: Jeff why don’t we start with a rundown of what exactly Extreme Cuisine is all about.
Jeff Corwin: The series is called Extreme Cuisine and I guess if I was going to try and encapsulate what the mission is, it’s really a journey of adventure where we are traveling around the world and we are looking at the relationship that people have with food and we’re really trying to get into the dish itself into the cultural experience and try to better understand how food is so often really the glue that binds a community, celebrates a culture brings forward the history of the people that we’re visiting in that community. I guess my own personal mission is to see how people around the world have found ways how to eat sustainably to be able to get themselves a meal in a way that’s maybe a little kinder to the planet and to look at the role that we have with our natural resources. I think that’s my personal mission. I wouldn’t necessarily say that we are shoving that down the viewer’s throat but ultimately I think it’s a fun, exciting journey that will hopefully make people in my community in my culture rethink about food.