Pressure Cook

Sunday 9:30 PM on Mojo Premiered Oct 14, 2007 Between Seasons


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Episode Guide

    • Belize
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      In this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph Pagano will be sent to an idyllic, laid-back island paradise. There he will explore the barrier reef and white sand beaches, fish and cook with the locals in town and even crash a wedding. But while everyone else is on vacation, Ralph has to stay hard at work to avoid eating a gibnut: A rodent that Belizians see as a delicacy, but to Ralph - looks more like a barking rat!moreless
    • Italy
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Ralph is confronted with a very expensive plane fare, very few English speaking people, and lots of potential bosses missing in action because of vacations
    • Jamaica
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Ralph is forced to ignore the beauty around him and stick to what he knows best: cooking. His penalty if he doesn’t make it? Manish Water; or Goat’s Head Soup!
    • Mexico
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      For this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph will be dropped off in a country whose culinary achievements rival its reputation as a resort getaway. Luckily on the Pacific coast of Mexico, one can get a taste of both. Whether put to work chopping agave, selling fresh pies on the beach, or learning to prepare gourmet worm tacos, Ralph finds himself without a moment's siesta in the blazing Puerto Vallarta sun.moreless
    • New Orleans
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Ralph has his work cut out for him as he learns the art of preparing Turtle Soup, mixes cocktails on Bourbon Street and prepares Jambalaya on a New Orleans Riverboat.
    • Nothern Ireland
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      In this episode, Ralph explores the moors and castles of Northern Ireland and learns what culinary life is like on the Green Isle. Here he rubs elbows with Irish Royalty, farms alongside traditional mussel farmers, and learns that you can include Bushmills Irish whiskey in just about any dish! Ralph tries to avoid one traditional Irish breakfast dish though, black pudding. Yes, a sausage made with blood.moreless
    • South Africa
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Will a strange fusion cuisine, cultural differences, and language barrier keep Ralph from hitting the jackpot? If not we have a nice bowl of Bird's Nest Soup to cheer him up.
    • Tasmania
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Ralph heads to Australia where he climbs aboard a lobster boat and discovers more sea creatures than he bargained for.
    • Iceland
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      For this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph Pagano is sent to Iceland - one of Europe's hottest travel destinations with a very chilly name. Nowhere on Earth are the forces of nature more evident than here, and Ralph gets the full experience. Ralph swings over cliffs to collect eggs, parties with fisherman and goes from cooking for local hot spot Vox to cooking in a really hot spot: the middle of a volcano.moreless
    • Hawaii
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Ralph says aloha to Hawaii as he finds himself in the middle of foreign cooking terrain: A Spam Festival.
    • Greece
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Ralph is off to Greece in this episode and is forced to earn his way home.
    • Brazil
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      There is a saying--How far can you walk into the Amazon Jungle? The answer is Manaus…past that and you're walking out. In this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph Pagano will be sent to his most exotic and remote place yet--The Amazon Basin. Once there, Ralph will venture into the largest rainforest in the world, explore local villages, hunt for Piranhas, chop down banana plants, and will try to avoid his punishment: an Amazonian Indian favorite--Taparu, a maggot which lives in the seed of a Babassu fruit.moreless
    • Canada
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Ralph is off to Alberta, Canada in this episode and is forced to earn his way home.
    • Chile
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Ralph ventures into South America and visits Chile in this episode and must to earn his way home.
    • Cotswald, England
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Ralph heads to the heart of England in this episode and is forced to earn his way back home.
    • Croatia
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Ralph is off to Croatia in this episode and is forced to earn his way home.
    • Czech Republic
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      In this episode of Pressure Cook, Ralph visits Czech Republic, the land of beer. Here he will face his biggest challenge to date as he attempts to earn a cook's living in a country not necessarily known for its cuisine. The Czech Republic gives Ralph a look at unspoiled "old" Europe. The streets are still cobblestone, the people are jolly and the architecture, complete with pristine 500 year-old churches and castles, is enticing enough to almost make Ralph forget what awaits him if he fails: two packages Olomouc, the world's nastiest smelling cheese.moreless
    • Finland
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Ralph is off to Nordic country in this episode and is forced to earn his way back home from Finland.
    • Wyoming
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      In this episode of Pressure Cook Ralph finds himself still in the USA, but way out of his element. From playing bee keeper to butcher to a surprisingly adept pancake flipper, Ralph is on his toes. He discovers that the Old West is still alive and well as he drives cattle, competes in a chuck wagon cook off, and tries to avoid eating a real cowboy favorite: Prairie Oysters (AKA bull's testicles.) Did You Know: It takes about 5,300 bees to gather enough nectar to fill a one pound jar of honey. Bison has 80% less fat and 50% less Cholesterol then beef. The chuck wagon was a mobile kitchen for cowboys on the trail or at roundups.moreless