Chef Justin Yu on Challenging Gordon Ramsay in NatGeo’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted [Exclusive Interview]

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted - Justin Yu and Gordon Ramsay

TX – Texan chef, Justin Yu (L), and Gordon Ramsay go head-to-head during the final cook in Texas. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel)

After traveling around the world for two seasons, National Geographic’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted brings it home by opening its third season in Texas and challenging local food restauranteur Justin Yu.

In this episode, Ramsay must rustle up local ingredients in the Texan wild for a challenge that blends that Southern-Western American flavor. Some of these ingredients to include beef, boar, rattlesnake and local vegetables in the wild.

Here’s the synopsis of the show:

In the National Geographic series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: chef Gordon Ramsay journeys to some of the most incredible and remote locations on Earth in search of culinary inspiration, epic adventures, and cultural experiences he will never forget.

For the third season, he’ll travel to Portugal, Croatia, Mexico, Maine, Puerto Rico, Iceland, the Smoky Mountains, Finland, Michigan, and Texas. His journey takes him to explore the local cultures and global cuisines—and most importantly—challenge local food legends of the area for a final big cookoff.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with chef and restauranteur Justin Yu about the upcoming episode in Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. We discussed about Gordon Ramsay in person, local Texan culture and food, the challenge, and his restaurant.

Houston native Justin Yu was raised on Texan classics. This James Beard Award-winning chef sharpened his skills in Michelin-star kitchens in Europe and California before returning to his roots. A city favorite, Yu’s beloved restaurant, Theodore Rex, showcases his acclaimed dishes demonstrate the freshness and exciting variety of local Texan ingredients.

National Geographic’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres its third season on Monday, May 31, at 9/8c on National Geographic.  So, if you enjoy food and culture, this is a series not to be missed.

Watch the exclusive interview with Justin Yu below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, National Geographic

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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