Discovery: Hip-hop icon and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges continues his culinary training in brand new episodes of Luda Can’t Cook, Executive Produced by Will Packer and Bridges

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Ludacris will be trained in Haitian, Korean and Cuban cuisine in the upcoming episodes,Premiere on Tuesday, February 15ththat on discovery +

New York, January 11, 2022 – Legendary rapper, actor and restaurateur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges continues his mission of mastering flavors and cooking techniques from around the world, one cuisine at a time, in the three-part series “Return of Discovery +” Luda can’t cook Executive producer for record producer Will Packer and Bridges. While Ludacris has always been passionate about food, he’s not known for his cooking skills – but he’s determined to change that. In each of the hour-long episodes Premiere on Tuesday, February 15ththat on discovery +, Ludacris is immersed in a specific type of cuisine led by an expert, including learning the basics of Haitian cuisine from Haiti-born chef Alain Lemaire and hosting a block party for guests like Chef Gregory Gourdet where he loves his life for Korean food with Chef Seung Hee. explore Lee and cook a three-course meal for Chef Edward Lee and comedian Lil Duval, and head to Little Havana for a master class in Cuban Cooking with James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Beltran and create a menu for Chef Lorena Garcia – plus a visit from legendary hip-hop producer Timbaland.

“After the success of Luda can’t cook The first time we knew we had to bring Ludacris back for more – he’s up for any challenge and it’s so fun to combine his passion for food and learning unexpected new skills, “said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “He is determined to master kitchens from all over the world – and we are delighted to be able to accompany him on this journey.”

“I put 100% in everything I do, including learning to cook and exploring different cuisines from around the world with world famous chefs has been amazing,” said Ludacris. “I’m looking forward to seeing the audience experience Haitian, Korean and Cuban food with me – and seeing how I bring my own style to each dish.”

To begin his culinary journey, Ludacris visits Little Haiti in Miami, Florida with food on his mind. Fascinated by the resilience of the Haitian community, he meets with Haiti-born chef Alain Lemaire to learn the basics of cooking. Luda learns about traditional Haitian flavors and practically learns chicken before learning to prepare some of the region’s most important marinades and dishes. Luda’s lesson culminates in a Haitian-style block party where he puts together a three-course tasting menu for the chefs who trained him as well as accomplished chef and Haitian food expert Gregory Gourdet. In the next episode, Ludacris explores Korean food – because even though he orders Korean takeaway once a week, he doesn’t know the first thing to prepare. He works with Chef Seung Hee Lee in Atlanta to learn all about this unique cuisine, from kimchi and mandu to Korean BBQ. After his crash course in Korean cuisine, he’s put to the test by cooking a three-course meal for celebrity chef Edward Lee and comedian Lil Duval. Finally, Ludacris travels to Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood to master Cuban cuisine with James Beard Award-nominated chef Michael Beltran. He learns about the holy trinity that is the basis of most Cuban meals while remembering the ancient lesson that patience is a virtue. After Luda’s friend Timbaland stops by, Low and Slow Cooking leads to a pressure cooker, when bestselling author and restaurateur Lorena Garcia criticized Luda’s three-course menu and tasted the result.

The career of all-rounder Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can best be described as remarkable. As a recording artist, he has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide. With an incomparable game of lyrical acumen, wit and imagery, Ludacris has established himself as one of the leading entertainers in music. His versatility and artistic complexity also enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting, including starring “Tej” in the box office phenomenon Fast & Furious Franchise. As a accomplished businessman, Ludacris is also successful outside of entertainment. He is a restaurateur and owns chicken-n-beer in Atlanta. His philanthropic activities include the Kid Nation educational platform and the Ludacris Foundation, which is focused on helping youth in his hometown of Atlanta.

Viewers can follow #LudaCantCook for exclusive insights into Ludacris’ journeys into the kitchen. Fans who want more can visit DiscoveryPlus.com and keep following Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Luda can’t cook is produced for Discovery + by executive producers Will Packer, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kelly Smith of Will Packer Media, and Matt Kelly and Mike Sorensen of Anomaly Entertainment.

Under the direction of Hollywood producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media is a one-of-a-kind production and branded content company focused on the New American mainstream audience. Working with Discovery, Inc. and Universal Pictures, the company produces scripted and non-scripted episodic series for television and digital platforms, compelling content for brand customers, and short digital formats for millennial audiences. Will Packer’s films have grossed more than $ 1 billion, with ten topping the box office.

Discovery + is the definitive nonfiction and real life subscription streaming service. Discovery + launches the largest content offering of any new streaming service, with a wide range of exclusive original series in popular passionate industries where Discovery brands are strong leadership positions, including lifestyle and relationships; Home and food; real crime; paranormal; Adventure and natural history; as well as science, technology and the environment as well as a number of high quality documentaries. For more, visit Discoveryplus.com or you can find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Samsung.

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