Ludacris is continuing his mission to master flavors and cooking techniques from around the world, one cuisine at a time, in the three-episode return of discovery+ series Luda Can’t Cook, executive produced by record-breaking producer Will Packer and Bridges. The first episode will premiere on Tuesday, February 15 on discovery+, Ludacris immerses himself in a specific type of cuisine guided by an expert.
“After the success of Luda Can’t Cook the first time around, we knew we had to bring Ludacris back for more – he is up for any challenge and combining his passion for food and learning unexpected new skills is so entertaining to watch,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “He is determined to master cuisines from around the globe – and we are thrilled to join him for the ride.”
“I put 100% into everything I do, including learning how to cook, and exploring different cuisines from across the globe with world-renowned chefs has been incredible,” said Ludacris. “I’m excited for viewers to experience Haitian, Korean and Cuban food with me – and see how I put my own style into each dish.”
To kick off his culinary journey, Ludacris visits Little Haiti in Miami, Florida with food on his mind. Fascinated by the resilience of the Haitian community, he meets with Haitian-born Chef Alain Lemaire to learn the basic foundations of the cuisine. Luda learns about traditional Haitian flavors and gets hands-on with chicken before learning to make some of the region’s essential marinades and dishes. Luda’s lesson culminates in a Haitian-style block party, where he compiles a three-course tasting menu for the chefs who trained him, as well as accomplished chef and Haitian food expert Chef Gregory Gourdet. In the next episode, Ludacris explores Korean food – because even though he orders Korean takeout once a week, he doesn’t know the first thing about making it. He teams up with Chef Seung Hee Lee in Atlanta to learn about everything this unique cuisine has to offer, from kimchi and mandu to Korean BBQ. Once his Korean cuisine crash course is through, he is put to the test by cooking a three-course meal for celebrity chef Edward Lee and comedian Lil Duval. Finally, Ludacris travels to the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami to master Cuban cuisine with James Beard-Award nominated Chef Michael Beltran. He learns about the holy trinity that is the foundation of most Cuban meals while remembering the old lesson that patience is a virtue. After Luda’s friend Timbaland drops by, low and slow cooking leads to a pressure cooker when best-selling author and restaurateur Chef Lorena Garcia critiques Luda’s three-course menu and tastes the results.
Luda Can’t Cook is produced for discovery+ by executive producers Will Packer, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kelly Smith from Will Packer Media, and Matt Kelly and Mike Sorensen from Anomaly Entertainment.
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