No, Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking isn’t a battle royale for food trucks, or a high-flying reality show about chefs on private planes, or an extreme look at globetrotting competitive eaters.
Instead, it’s a relatively tame new PBS series that follows Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans as he travels across the U.S., challenging notable local chefs to help him prepare a fabulous meal in just one day.
“I would love to know that the show inspires people to get into the kitchen to create their own delicious, nutritious meals for themselves and their families,” Evans tells EW via email. “Fine cooking to me, in general, is about being creative and stepping outside your comfort zone, but with expert guidance and tips, and that’s what we’ve tried to do with the show.”
Guest chefs include marquee names like Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker — and, in the series’ first episode, Seattle residents Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, who journey into open waters with Evans to create a seafood feast. “I’m an Aussie,” Evans explains. “We grow up fishing or catching our own food and cooking it over a campfire, so I feel very much at home cooking outdoors.”
See Evans, Douglas, and Rautureau in action in the following clip, which finds the gourmet trio crabbing in Puget Sound. Come to see some delicious-looking sea creatures; stay to watch three dignified professionals do a happy “crab dance.”
Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking premieres Saturday on PBS stations; check local listings for air times.