Premiered September 1, 2015 (Check local listings)
Join world-renowned chef José Andrés on an exploration of the most unknown – and some say, the most beautiful – country in the Caribbean. While most Americans know Haiti only through its disasters (earthquake, hurricane, poverty), José explores the UNDISCOVERED HAITI. As a chef and humanitarian, José is convinced we can change the world through the power of food, and understand a culture by exploring what, when and how its people eat.
José experiences the authentic traditions and rituals of Haiti, from making cassava bread to midnight gatherings with vodou priests. He dives deep into Haiti’s natural beauty, taking you to ancient waterfalls and untouched coastlines. He hunts for land crabs and mythical mushrooms in its lush forests, and tastes local specialties on the bustling streets of Port-Au-Prince. We learn the history behind Haiti's incredible historic sites like the Citadel and tour a 150-year-old rum factory.
Friends such as former President Bill Clinton and chef Mario Batali even join José along the way.
In the spirit of both adventure and exploration, UNDISCOVERED HAITI follows José into the heart of this mysterious island; through its unique cuisine we discover the history and culture – and see into the future – of a proud and rarely understood people.
Funding for this program is provided by: Inter-American Development Bank, Carnival Cruise Lines, The Ramsay Family Foundation, Ted and Lynn Leonsis, and Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Family Foundation
Undiscovered Haiti with Jose Andres is a National Geographic Special.