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A Culinary Expedition Around the World

This assignment ran from Jul 15 to Aug 12, 2019.
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Inspired by the new National Geographic series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted—premiering Sunday, July 21, at 10/9c—this assignment invites you to take the Your Shot community on a culinary expedition around the world.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted follows the multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete as he meets with local people around the globe to learn about the cultures, dishes, and flavors unique to each location. Every ingredient he harvests and dish he tastes will inspire a new recipe from scratch, created to represent the heart of that culture. Each episode concludes with Ramsay putting his newfound skills to the test as he cooks a feast with a local food legend.

“It’s been an amazing journey traveling off the beaten path with National Geographic and connecting with locals to learn and share incredible stories of unique traditions, delicacies, and the extreme lengths it takes to harvest native ingredients,” Ramsay said. “I’ve learned way more filming this series than I have in the last 10 years.”

For this assignment, I want to see the foods that you are eating at home as well as what you eat during your travels. Do not just submit snapshots of your meals. I encourage you to make beautiful photos by following the light, observing your composition, and documenting the foods being eaten.

Don’t just look at the food itself; think about the situation and culture around the meal. Who is with you? Where are you? How does the food represent the heart of that culture? In your caption, describe the foods you are photographing and the stories behind them. Maybe this is a recipe passed down generation to generation; maybe it is one of your favorite meals.

I want to emphasize that you don’t need to travel to participate. As National Geographic’s global photo community, together we will illustrate Ramsay’s belief that food is the gateway to culture around the world.

In addition to being published in the final Your Shot story, you will also have the chance to be featured on:

National Geographic Channel Instagram
National Geographic TV Facebook
National Geographic Your Shot Instagram

David Y. Lee
Producer, National Geographic Your Shot

David Lee

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Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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Published Aug 20, 2019.
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