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:

Low-calorie Dinner

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.

Five Must-haves

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


Cocktail Night

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.

No Meat

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.

Spanish Food

Rishi’s cooking up a Spanish storm with Spicy Chicken Empanadas, a Seafood Paella, and

Cinnamon-flavoured Churros with Chocolate Fondue.

About TLC

TLC is a global lifestyle and entertainment destination, presenting non-scripted and scripted programming

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

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching

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