GET AWAY ON THE ULTIMATE CULINARY ADVENTURE ON FOOD NETWORK'S "GUY & HUNTER'S EUROPEAN VACATION"
Series Premieres Friday, February 5th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network
NEW YORK - January 7, 2016 - Guy Fieri and his eldest son, Hunter Fieri,embark on the ultimate food-filled adventure on Guy & Hunter's European Vacation, premiering Friday, February 5th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Viewers have seen Hunter grow up on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy's Big Bite. Now, for his high school graduation Guy is giving him the experience of a lifetime - a vacation to visit 13 different cities in seven European countries to fully discover a whole new world of cuisine. It is an international culinary journey throughout the five half-hour long episodes, as the father-son duo discover the origins of quintessential delicacies from England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
"Guy & Hunter's European Vacation is the passport to some of the best food in the world. Viewers will be transported by Guy and Hunter's travels as they explore the history and cultural traditions of classic foods and ingredients from across the globe," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network.
The trip kicks off in Greece, where Guy and Hunter learn the secrets behind making the perfect gyro in Athens, and then they get a lesson on how to fire things up old-school style at a local barbecue rotisserie restaurant. Next, they head over to Crete where they get a taste of how the locals enjoy all the fruits of the land and the Mediterranean Sea. First, they head out on the open waters to learn how to fish for lobster. Then, in the countryside they visit a generations-old farm to learn how to get the freshest dairy, beginning with the first step - milking a sheep! Before they continue on their trek, they sit down for a traditional family-style Greek dinner filled with delicious regional dishes.
The mouthwatering fun doesn't stop there. While traveling and connecting with the cultural traditions through the local delectable delights, the duo makes a pit stop to reunite with relatives in Sesto Calende, Italy to uncover where the Fieri family originates. They also get a blast from the past in Chantilly, France where they visit the house that Guy lived in as a teenage exchange student. Along the way, Hunter and Guy make the perfect cup of cappuccino in Rome, commandeer a gondola in Venice, and witness the making of true Parmigiano-Reggiano in Parma. They also enjoy authentic Swiss fondue, twist pretzels in Germany, and learn the surprising and intricate traditions behind true French croissants and English fish 'n chips. The trip winds down in Spain, where Guy's wife, Lori, and younger son, Ryder, meet them to share a special Spanish paella dinner.
Fans can live vicariously through Guy and Hunter on FoodNetwork.com/GuyAndHunter with special photos and videos from the adventure, and they can talk about their trip on Twitter using #GuyAndHunter.
Guy & Hunter's European Vacation is produced by Citizen Pictures.
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