Viaplay cooks up culinary show with ‘Food & Fire’ docuseries

Food & Fire

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is expanding its unscripted offering with a six-part English-language docuseries that explores back-to-basics cooking.

Food & Fire is a follow-up to NENT’s culinary series Four Hands Menu and will premiere exclusively on its Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in autumn 2019.

The series features Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt as he takes viewers back to ‘analogue cooking,’ described as “a highly skilled approach to cuisine that relies on coals instead of cookers.” The show will take viewers to the Basque Country, Texas, Istanbul, Finland, Naples and Peru to explore how ancient techniques are powering future food trends.

The show is being co-created by Ekstedt and Banijay Group’s prodco Mastiff, which was behind Four Hands Menu, and is NENT’s seventh original doc. Other shows on the slate include American Runestone, Manson’s Bloodline and Swedish Sin.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Viaplay chief content officer, described the series as a “fantastic showcase both of our rapidly expanding slate of non-scripted originals and the skills of a true culinary visionary.”