Welcome to the land down under "The Land Down Under", Ralph. In this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph will be dropped off in the remote and mysterious island of Tasmania. Though a former penal colony, today Tasmania has shaken off it's convict past to become one of the worlds best preserved natural wonders with a sparse but colorful population inhabiting the coast.. While the locals may be friendly and welcoming enough, with a relatively small community to work for and a return flight of over $800, Ralph will have a hard time avoiding his penalty - A caterpillar like Aboriginal delicacy known as The Witchetty Grub".
From the Big Apple all the way to the Big Easy. Welcome Ralph to the great city of New Orleans. Founded by the French and then ruled by the Spanish for 40 years, NewOrleans is the original melting pot. American, French and Spanish influences that can be seen in every aspect of the city especially the food. Making enough money to earn his ticket home may seem simple, but will Ralphbe able to focus on getting work in a non-stop party atmosphere? If not Ralph will be sucking out the heads of a pile of crawfish.
Aloha Ralph, and welcome to paradise. In the episode we will be depositing Ralph on the beautiful islands of Hawaii. For some, Hawaii is one of the most desirable vacation spots on the planet. For others- it¹s tourist hell in a hula-skirt. Ralph will have an opportunity to make his own assessment as he navigates these volcanic islands in search of enough work to send him home. But watch out Ralph, between the world class beaches, bikini beauties and tropical drinks there is enough to distract any man. Perhaps a squishy Hawaiian delicacy called Sea Cucumber will be enough to keep him focused
Sometimes when you¹re under the gun, a relaxed attitude is not always welcome. In the latest episode of Pressure Cook Ralph finds himself on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Will he be able to meet a strict deadline while dealing with the laid back nature of a country that epitomizes the phrase ³island time²? If not there is a steaming bowl of goats head soup waiting for him at the end.
Cheerio Ralph! Hope you’re ready to get you¹re scone on. In this episode of Pressure Cook Ralph finds himself abandoned in the middle of the English countryside. Can Ralph make it as a cook in a country not widely known for its cuisine? If he fails he will come face to face with "Scary Mary" – the moldiest, furriest, most horrifying cheese you can imagine.
During midsummer the sun never sets over the Arctic, but even in the vast array of daylight it¹s easy to float astray in a country that¹s home to 179,584 islands. This time around Ralph is dropped off in Finland, one of Scandinavia¹s most unique and misunderstood countries. Will Ralph be able to utilize the extra hours of sunlight and earn his ticket home? Perhaps the threat of eating a eel-like parasite called a Lamprey is enough to motivate him.
Opa! Get prepared for an adventure of mythic proportions, Ralph. Like Odysseus before him, Ralph will be abandoned on the shores of the Greek Mediterranean. It may be the cradle of western civilization but Ralph has his work cut out for him. A huge language barrier and rising fuel costs are only a few of his concerns in this episode. Perhaps a nice bowl of intestine stew can calm his nerves.
Welcome to former Yugoslavia Ralph. In this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph is dropped off in Croatia - a country many have heard of, but most would be hard pressed to find on a map. Ralph begins his job search in the capital city of Zagreb, and ends up on the Dalmatian island of Rab. To Ralph's dismay both locations are home to completely different cuisines. If Ralph can't find a culinary middle ground in time, his penalty is to partake in an old Croatian tradition of eating the eyeball of a roasted Lamb.
Canada, the US's "Neighbor to the North". Even though we share a language, a mountain range, and even national sports leagues with Canada - Ralph better not get too cocky. Ralph finds himself in the cities of Calagary (home of the famous Testicle Festival and Global Fest) and Bamff (the only Canadian town located within a a national park). It's guaranteed to be a picturesque blast, but can Ralph earn enough money for his trip home and avoid having to eat buffalo nose?
Ralph better pack his parka for this one, because he is sure to be greeted with a "Chile" reception. Ralph is dropped off in the Andes mountains during winter, so the weather will be his biggest challenge here. He'll also be looking for work in the capital of Chile, Santiago - – it’s one of the most metropolitan cities in all of Latin America. Will Ralph’s knowledge of “Kitchen-Spanish” be enough to break the language barrier so that he doesn’t have to eat the underwater equivalent of a rubber tire – sea squirt?