For those always on the lookout for new sources of foodie knowledge, we present for your consideration Journy.
Indeed, the travel/entertainment app and online platform from Ovation TV offers up a veritable cornucopia of culinary information, ranging from food and travel and sustainable gardening to the stories of trailblazing chefs and chefs who surf. So head on over to Journy (www.ovationtv.com/journy/) and check out the what’s on the menu.
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”: The late author, chef and travel documentarian rose to prominence with this 2005-12 Travel Channel series, in which he traveled the globe to different countries and cities and explored the local culture and cuisine, always accompanied by his wry, informative commentary. Required viewing for anyone who travels on their stomach.
“Surfing the Menu”: From downunder comes this cooking and lifestyle series that follows two chefs as they follow their passions of cooking, fresh food, surfing, travel and adventure around Australia and New Zealand. Food Network’s Curtis Stone is among the chefs featured.
“Eat Grow Love”: Sustainable gardening is at the heart of this hourlong documentary from Iceland, which follows host Frances Tophill as she travels South Africa and visits community gardens across Johannesburg and Cape Town designed to provide food security and skills development for that country’s poor.
“Southern Uncovered With the Lee Bros.”: Accompany James Beard Award-winning writers Matt and Ted Lee as they explore Southern cities, meet the locals and experience the native cuisines in this series that aired on Ovation in 2015.
“DNA Dinners”: From Canada comes this offering that follows host Tyron Edwards as he surprises one individual with the results of a DNA test and then that individual explores their new background and, with the help of an expert chef, creates a dish that celebrates it.
“Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape”: The chef, restaurateur and TV personality visits India, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam and explores their culinary traditions in this series that aired in the U.K. in 2010-11.
“The Da Vinci List: Chefs”: The journeys of culinary masters are front and center of this show, which acquaints viewers with such groundbreaking chefs as Eric Ripert, Michael Voltaggio, Susan Feniger and Wylie DuFresne.
“David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway”: The Canadian chef and author takes viewers into the home kitchens, restaurants and farms of Amalfi to cook with the regular folks and chefs who make simple, honest, rustic Italian dishes that have defined the region for centuries.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.