Guyana’s popular chef Delven Adams, proprietor of Georgetown’s Backyard Cafe, was featured on the National Geographic TV series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on Sunday.
The episode showcased Guyana’s marvellous and diverse cuisine. The charismatic Adams, whose culinary tours have mesmerised foodies, and attracted tourists from around the world, said: “We want Guyanese to be open minded because Gordon Ramsay is a superstar, and if we went this big, then there will be others like him, ready to visit Guyana.”
Ramsay is known for his explosive hosting of TV shows, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Master Chef, and Master Chef Jr.
The one-hour episode showcases Rewa, a small Amerindian community located in the North Rupununi of Central Guyana. While there Ramsay learned indigenous cooking methods, using cassareep, a main ingredient in Pepperpot, one of Guyana’s popular Christmas dishes.
“We take pride and joy in our First People,” said Adams. “Get in the jungle, hunt, fish, and you can learn their ways.”
Adams said Ramsay enjoyed many of the diverse cuisine and recalled the chef being in awe at the way dumpling melted in his mouth when he sampled the Guyanese creole dish Metemgee. The Hollywood crew filmed in Guyana in February 2020, after one year of planning.