Don’t take cooking for granted! Two teams made up by three people, each with different cooking skills and experience, go head to head in a competition filled with an unexpected lottery sensation. The team members take turns cooking a given full course dish. No recipes or instructions are included. The cooking time of each member is determined by the roulette wheel. ‘Bad cooks’ are swamped in pressure and anxiety, while ‘good cooks’ must show flexibility to fix and recover whatever goes wrong. At the end of the show, the teams will be judged by food experts, and the better team wins.
This is a " head-to-head" battle between five challengers and a champion of various genres.
The challenger will challenge with a striking skill he or she is good at, and the champion must take all fight.
In short, the champion must fight with the five specialists, regardless of his or her own strengths or weaknesses.
The point is, Champion must win whenever!
Champions will feel unshakable confidence and ecstasy if they win their fifth consecutive championship!
On the other hand, if the Champion loses even once, the challenger achieves "Giant-Killing" and earns prize.
In this game, you can see an interesting battle whether the weak defeat the strong or the strong will continue to be the strong.
You might not be aware of the secrets hidden in your own country... There are 47 prefectures in Japan, each with its own unique culture and customs. Each one has its own shocking culinary traditions, festivals, and customs that will make you wonder whether they all really come from Japan. The Secret is Out! HOMETOWN PRIDE is a program filled with surprises and fun that explores every nook and cranny of Japan to discover culture and customs that even other Japanese people don’t know about.
Every mother brings up her children with a lot of love.
Little and innocent 4 - 6 year-old kids are the judges here.
Every child would say ”Mama’s dish is the best!”
Mothers know their beloved kids’ favorite taste.
They have been brought up with homemade dishes by their mother.
Kids must like their mother’s homemade dishes even better than the dishes made by the first class chefs or perfectly created retort puch with company's effort!
Now, mother are going to challenge the top chefs to keep their pride as a mother and to win the Golden Spoon!
In the first round, mothers will challenge a company known for its high quality spices and retort pouch curry.
Made though the company’s great efforts and continuous research.
In the second round, mothers will challenge professional chefs.
One of the Japan’s top-ranked chefs will cook the ultimate curry for kids with his excellent skill!
After tasting both dishes made by their mother and the chef, which do the kids choose?
“Wonder Food” is a unique drama for a format that challenges the most creative Chefs of the country to bring alive amazing dishes spotted in fictional masterpieces of our times.
There are three episodes and we broadcasted in January 2020 at midnight. The initial target was for younger, however, not only younger but also elderly people viewed this drama. We understand, finally, a wide range of generations enjoyed the “Wonder Food”.
A new cooking show by the director of “Iron Chef”
In this spectacular studio based cooking show, 2 couples compete to see which team can create the best dish to win a cash prize! Within 40 minutes, couples need to cooperate and create 2 dishes. However, the kitchens are separated and conversations about cooking process are prohibited.
And here is the twist! Every 10 minutes, the kitchen rotates 180 degrees!
The husband must take over the wife’s dish and the wife must take over the husband’s! Couples need to read each other’s minds and estimate the cooking procedure in order to win! Create the best dish with bonds of love!
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You are what you eat!
By late morning, the sound of growling tummies can distract even the hardest workers. But take a look around, and you’ll find that everyone has a unique lunch routine. In NHK’s "Lunch On!", you‘ll get to see the what, how, and where of midday meals eaten by all kinds of people. This unique slice-of-life narrative is not only informative, but a highly entertaining peek into personalities from all walks of life. Take a look at workplace lunchboxes, company cafeteria lunches, dining out, and the lunches of the rich and famous… Who says “it’s just lunch” when “lunch” can say so much?
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This new show could end everybody’s bad eating habit!
A new cooking program which involves judges, that all of them has something in common. Which is “disliking a particular food”.
The selected chefs are challenged to use that food to create a new type of dish, so that it tastes delicious for the pickiest eaters.
The program is suitable for all ages to watch, learn and to enjoy. It is also not just changing people’s eating habit but it may possibly change their health.
What is better is that it can be made in your home kitchen, with the wonderful ideas of the recipes and the ingredients provided.
Thanks to the incredible cooking method of the chefs by using the seasonings and additional ingredients, you will be surprised how the judges react.
It is a new style of cooking program with great information and ideas, that any picker eater could be fooled and possibly change people’s bad eating habit.
Each week, we visit a city in another part of the world. In the first half, our "virtual reporter" who stays behind the camera strolls around the city to visit famous tourist spots, introduce its culture and customs, and discover souvenirs and local foods. In the second half, we visit the home of a newlywed couple where the wife shows us how she prepares her special breakfast.
People's culture and food vary from place to place… There are still many things for us to discover around the world. You'll feel as though you've come along for the ride as we journey around the world and learn about each special place and its people. Plus, you will get the recipes of each week’s breakfast! Also, each episode can be used as a feature segment in a program such as morning shows, variety shows or travel information programs.
Learn all about the unique parts of Japan!
This show highlights the differences between different parts of the country, focusing on language and culture. Although Japan is geographically a relatively small country, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialect, foods, etc. This program shows what makes each place unlike any other.
Introduction to local culture
In this segment, something that most people would find odd is shown to be perfectly normal for the residents of a particular prefecture.
Introduction to local language
Although Japan is relatively small, many different dialects are spoken across the country. This segment compares the different dialects and words throughout the nation.
Introduction to Osaka
This segment introduces the city of Osaka, a city with a number of strange quirks, places, and people.
There are four main islands of Japan, but there are many other small islands as well that make up the Japanese archipelago. There are many strange local rules such as an island where dogs are forbidden.
This segment introduces common meeting points for dates across Japan, and proceeds to show popular date spots in the area.
A cooking show that presents a mouthwatering dilemma!
Skillfully mixing elements of a cooking show, a game show, a variety show and the educational format, Cooking Showdown has proved to be a huge success in several countries already. As a show with delicious food as its centerpiece, people from a wide demographic can enjoy watching the participants twist and turn in temptation over a mouthwatering menu.
Celebrity contestants are forced to make a choice between two succulent dishes, which is something that anyone who has been to a fine restaurant with a tantalizing selection of food is familiar with. The only difference is, these dishes have been prepared using the penultimate ingredients, selected by traveling far and wide in search of the ‘best-of-the-best’. It won’t be easy to make the choice, since the dishes closely resemble each other, and have been prepared by first-rate chefs.
Two hosts, helped by enticing footage of the food’s preparation, its history and culture, introduce the two battling dishes. The panelists are invited over to the studio kitchen to meet the chefs, and get a hint of what’s in store. It’s here that the show builds up a sense of anticipation. We are taken around the country to collect the finest available ingredients as they are showcased one-by-one. While the audience learns about each dish, they are also entertained by the hosts doing battle over the panelists’ stomachs.
Finally, when the panelists are forced to make their choice, we can experience the ecstasy of the winners and the envy of the losers. But it’s not just the losing panelists who are left feeling hungry; the audience also seems to keep coming back for more!
"Thief Chef" is an ultimate cooking TV show format about chef's skills and pride in a competition style.
The show supports a reputable chef who is the Thief Chef to be, to challenge his rival or mentor chef.
Thief Chef attempts to "steal" and reproduce the signature dish of the rival chef without recipe.
This is not only a food show! It’s the battle of the Wizard Chefs’ Magic.
With just simple rules, the Wizards are challenged to makeover ordinary food into unbelievable fantastic dishes. When you finish watching the show, you will be blown off your feet and be fascinated of what they recreate. Only the Magic of the Wizards make impossible to possible.
There is a huge number of ingredients in the world.
What we usually eat is just a small part of them…
In this show, great chefs cook unknown ingredients that they have never seen.
The ingredient looks/tastes strange. The chef is firstly surprised at such an unknown, but gradually grasps its features and seeks how to make it delicious with his brilliant skill and experience.
Most of chefs have Michelin stars! They cast an incredible spell on unknowns!