In this series, Yotam will take us on a culinary journey through the sun-soaked Lavant, from the spice markets of Morocco to the exotic eateries of Istanbul – a part of the world that has captured his imagination since childhood.
Across four episodes Yotam will meet cutting edge chefs and local food heroes; experience the remarkable repertoire of food on the street; and pick new and exciting flavours to blend with traditional and timeless classics. At the end of each programme, from a stunning location at the heart of each culinary hotspot, he’ll prepare a sumptuous feast for the senses, arming Channel 4 viewers to bring a touch of the Mediterranean and Middle East effortlessly into their own kitchens.
Beautifully photographed mouthwatering meals will be one of the benchmarks of the series. But this will not just be a succession of stunning recipes; every one of Yotam’s concoctions tells a story. The aim here is to decode history on a plate, and delve into the creative conflict between tradition and innovation that is at the heart of Mediterranean and near East culture and food, both past and present.
Beyond an exciting culinary odyssey, then, this will be a personal journey of discovery – a cultural, anthropological road trip. But at its simplest, Yotam’s Mediterranean Feasts will be a tantalising; original food show from a part of the world that defines the new aspirations of Britain’s home cooks today.