As the world’s attention turns to Rio de Janeiro for the August 2016 Olympics, Chef Hubert Keller explores and celebrates Rio’s exciting and vibrant culinary scene as part of the 1 x:60 Hubert Keller Secrets of a Chef: Get Ready to Rio! special produced by Marjorie Poore Productions. Get Ready to Rio! also is available in 4 x :30-minute episodes.
No one is better suited for a culinary tour of Rio than Chef Keller who worked in Brazil as a young chef. While there, he developed a deep understanding of the country’s diverse and wonderful food traditions, ingredients and local dishes. In the show, Chef Keller talks with and learns from Rio’s most celebrated chefs, popular street food vendors, brewmaster, home cook, Brazilian cookbook author, and food tour guide.
Get Ready to Rio! brings your viewers a diverse and delicious behind-the-scenes taste of Brazil’s best cuisine, which is as colorful and diverse as its people. Watch the full, one-hour version of the show above.
Click here for an overview of what to look forward to in the show’s episodes: Chef Keller’s favorite Rio restaurants, established and rising stars — bars, breweries, confectionaries and street food, as well as the incredibly talented chefs behind them all.
Click here for downloadable recipes for Rio’s favorite cocktail — Passion Fruit Caipirinha from Chef Keller — and for Brazil’s favorite sweet, Brigadieros, provided by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz.
And, be sure to check out the Ready to Rio! Photo Gallery for still images taken in Rio during the taping of the special.