The series is called Paul & Nick’s Big USA Food Trip. The series stars celebrity chefs Ulster native Paul Rankin and Scot Nick Nairn.
Previous episodes were filmed around Scotland and Northern Ireland but the show is broadening its location to America, specifically the east coast from Maine to Washington. It will follow the two chefs as they travel along the east coast of America meeting and cooking for people of Scotch-Irish descendancy.
Rankin, from Ballywalter, County Down, and Nairn will set out to discover how the settlers brought food traditions that have become mainstays of American food culture. They will also cook for family of Scots-Irish descent, using locally sourced produce and creating modern dishes that celebrate the Scotch-Irish heritage.
The producers are looking for people who may be interested in taking part in the series, specifically, American families, groups or organisations who are passionate and knowledgeable about their ancestry and connections with Ulster and Scotland. The company aims to be filming in the USA in May/June 2014.