The series will premiere on June 4 and will air every Thursday at 9:30 pm
New Delhi, 29 May 2015: TLC will transport you to a whole new world of experimental cooking
in its new series STAY HOME CHEF with acclaimed Indian chef Rishi Desai. In the new series,
Rishi Desai will present indigenous home ideas that will fill the dining table with amazing meals.
STAY HOME CHEF will premiere on June 4, and will air every Thursday at 9:30 pm only on TLC.
In each episode of STAY HOME CHEF, Rishi will present ideas, tips and tricks to excite the guests
by mixing and spicing up simple cuisines. From adding an international twist to Indian cuisine to
reinterpreting popular cuisines from across the world, Rishi makes cooking at home simple and
Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, South Asia and Southeast
Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific says, “TLC has successfully presented and entertained
Indian audience with a perfect mix of India and international content. We are delighted to present
a unique culinary series STAY HOME CHEF in which acclaimed chef of Indian origin Rishi Desai will
prepare the best of world cuisine that will surprise and impress the viewers.”
Sharing his experience Rishi Desai, said, “I am delighted to host STAY HOME CHEF on TLC,
India’s favourite lifestyle channel. The series celebrates cooking at home with ingredients that are
readily available. I have tried to simplify cooking and make it fun by sharing recipe ideas that will
enable viewers to cook a great meal for their friends and family.”
It gets challenging when unexpected guests arrive at your door and you are not quite sure what to
cook. This is where home cooks feel a bit stretched trying to come up with something delicious.
STAY HOME CHEF will give you easy recipe ideas using everyday ingredients and make cooking
for friends and loved ones a memorable experience.
Get ready to amaze everyone with your skills in the kitchen. Watch STAY HOME CHEF, starting
June 4 only on TLC.
Themes featured in Stay Home Chef:
Stay-home-chef Rishi Desai whips up a delicious 3-course low-calorie meal with Zucchini Fritters &
Salsa, Keema Koftas with Rice & Minted Yoghurt Souvlaki, and Blueberry Muffins with fresh Berry
Indian Food with an International Twist
Stay-home-chef Rishi Desai gives regular Indian food a twist with a Tandoori Chicken and Rice
salad, Kolhapuri Goat with Cauliflower Purée, and hot Gulab Jamun with Pistachio Praline.
Chef Rishi uses his 5 favourite must-have ingredients to make a 3-course meal with Tempura
Chicken with Tartare sauce, a traditional Nasi Goreng, and a Chocolate Ganache Tart with fresh
Rishi whips up a quick menu for a cocktail night with friends: a spicy Chaat Guacamole with
assorted papads, Singapore Chilli Prawns with Coconut Rice, and a beautiful Trifle Pudding.
A middle-eastern meal with no meat! Rishi’s cooking a spread with Hummus and Carrot dips with
bread to start with, and then Vegetable Tagine with Rice, and a traditional Turkish Basbousa.
Rishi’s cooking up a Spanish storm with Spicy Chicken Empanadas, a Seafood Paella, and
Cinnamon-flavoured Churros with Chocolate Fondue.
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featuring real life stories and universal themes that resonate with viewers around the world. TLC’s
programming is told through the lens of larger than life characters and adaptable formats, celebrating
everything from relationships and life stages, to makeover and transformation to food and travel. Launched
in Asia Pacific on September 1, 2010, TLC is currently distributed to over 150 million subscribers in the
About Discovery Communications
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nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to
satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television
networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S.
joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a
premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-
winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified
online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Asia Pacific, 15 Discovery brands reach 669 million
cumulative subscribers in 38 countries and territories with programming customized in 15 languages and