Kochi, Apr 5: Kerala's unique cuisines like 'appam', 'puttu' and 'karimeen' curry would be featured in the Discovery Channel's culinary programme 'No Reservations'.
The programme is hosted by American authoor and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
For the Kerala episode, the master chef landed in Kochi at the fag end of Mar and travelled to Alappuzha to savour the backwaters cuisine.
He stayed in a houseboat where he tried mussels and 'kappa' (tapioca), a Kerala 'sadya' (feast) and the spicy 'karimeen' or pearl spot fish.
"I am also very impressed with the high standard of food in Kerala, especially the street food," says the chef Bourdain.
"I am not too crazy about toddy but the food at the toddy shop was very flavoursome," he said.
Bourdain also enjoyed home cooked 'puttu' and fish curry with Malayalam superstar Mammooty when he went to visit the actor during a shoot of the film 'Pokkiri Raja'.
Dr V Venu, Tourism Secretary, said, "It was wonderful to have such a high profile television host championing street and home cooked food."
"Indian food has been under-appreciated in certain parts of the world. I would love to come back again to explore other towns and cities," Bourdain added.