- Around the World in 80 Plates *
TODAY, 5.30PM, TLC
Yes, it is Curtis Stone, right, again - he seems to be a constant on our TV screens. But this time, there is no irritating jingle as he trips around the world with 12 American chefs. They visit 10 countries in 44 days, in each doing a series of challenges. First up is London where they must negotiate the city to find three pubs and then each cook in a gastropub. Stone's co-host is pint-sized blonde dynamo Cat Cora, a mother of four who in 2005 was the first woman to cook on Iron Chef America. She has gone on to launch restaurants, put out a cookware line and a range of food products - all the usual stuff for a celebrity chef these days.