Chef Kristen Kish travels the entire world in look for of the men and women, sites, lifestyle and traditions at the rear of the world’s most distant dining establishments. From local purveyors, farmers and herders to kitchen crew, professionals and cooks, she goes behind the scenes to fulfill the people, listen to the stories, and see the working day-to-day balancing act demanded to hold food stuff on the desk.

The display debuts March 21 on National Geographic with Kish learning the techniques of trek-to-table cuisine at Hacienda Mamecillo and can help the proprietors prepare a distinctive food for Panama’s leading chef, Rolando Chamorro. Other episodes take her to Norway, Brazil and Maine.