Gordon's Great Escape

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Gordon's Great Escape
StarringGordon Ramsay
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes7
Production company(s)One Potato Two Potato
in association with
Original networkChannel 4
Original release18 January 2010 (2010-01-18) –
30 May 2011
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Gordon's Great Escape is a television series presented by chef Gordon Ramsay.

Series 1 follows Ramsay's first visit to India, where he explores the country's culinary traditions.[1] Produced by One Potato Two Potato, in association with Optomen,[2] the series aired on three consecutive nights between 18 and 20 January 2010 as part of Channel 4's 'Indian Winter' promotion.[1][3]

The second series aired in May 2011, where Ramsay explored the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.[4]


Ramsay had taken an interest in Indian cuisine since his mother took him out for curry as a child.[3] His mother also learned curry recipes from their Indian landlord in Birmingham.[5] In 2009, he filmed the series in the midst of financial and personal problems back home. Ramsay stated, "It was me and a rucksack and a month of being on the road going back to what I love doing best — cooking...One minute I was all over the newspapers, the next I was on a continent where no one really knew who I was."[3]


# Title Original air date
11.1"Mangala Express"18 January 2010 (18 January 2010)
Ramsay cooks curry on board the Mangala Express train between New Delhi and Lucknow for 400 diners.[3][6]
21.2"Northeast India"19 January 2010 (19 January 2010)
Ramsay travels to north-east India, stops include hunting at Shiyong Village, Majuli Island and Guwahati; attends chili eating show and samples cooking from Nagaland to Assam, and then on to Kolkata, where he sets up shop among the street food stalls hoping to tempt the local foodies into buying his curry.
31.3"Kerala"20 January 2010 (20 January 2010)
Ramsay visits an Ashram and learns to enjoy vegetarian food, later he travels to Kerala and takes part in a local race, and finally he heads back to Mumbai to put everything he has learned to the test as he cooks for a gathering of India's rich and glamorous.
42.1"Cambodia"9 May 2011 (9 May 2011)
Gordon visits Cambodia, eating fried tarantula and preparing a traditional banquet for the royal family.
52.2"Vietnam"16 May 2011 (16 May 2011)
Gordon's gastronomic tour of South East Asia brings him to Vietnam.
62.3"Malaysia"23 May 2011 (23 May 2011)
Malaysia's food is a melting pot of influences, and Gordon has just a week to master the country's best known dishes.
72.4"Thailand"30 May 2011 (30 May 2011)
Gordon Ramsay concludes his Asian tour in Thailand, where he learns to master some of the country's most delicious dishes, and dives for giant oysters in Krabi.


  1. ^ a b "Channel 4 to hold 'Indian Winter' season". BizAsia. 29 December 2009. Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Gordon's Great Escape". Optomen. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Cavendish, Lucy (16 January 2010). "Gordon Ramsay's escape to India — with a TV crew". The Times. Retrieved 15 January 2010.(subscription required)
  4. ^ "Gordon's Great Escape". Optomen. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  5. ^ Pelley, Rich (16 January 2010). "One last Thing... Gordon Ramsay". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  6. ^ Cavendish, Lucy. "Gordon Ramsay escapes to India". The Press Association. Retrieved 16 January 2010.

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