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Lifestyle Network has premiered its first original food and travel series, Spice to Life, which follows celebrated and awarded chefs and restaurateurs as they share their secrets to success.

“Behind everything remarkable is a story: the best bourride perfected with practice, the ensemada made contemporary through the mastery of basic techniques, the human transcendence into artist,” the network said. “Beyond the Michelin stars and competition trophies are artists that have not only discovered the soul behind food, but have also traversed unique journeys.”

Lifestyle Network, which expanded distribution to Charter in February, has crafted Spice to Life as a series where chefs and restaurateurs share their passion for food, culture, people, and their communities. It reveals their remarkable journeys and secret ingredients to their success, highlights their favourite local food spots that are hidden from the average tourist, and demonstrates their signature dishes. Distinct palates, authenticity to flavour and a commitment to philanthropy allow them to bring their cuisine to the forefront of the food revolution.

The season debuts with New York entrepreneur Nicole Ponseca, restaurateur and owner of Maharlika and Jeepney. Best known for revolutionising Filipino cuisine for the mainstream eater, Ponseca removed the fear factor elements behind the cuisine, focusing on unique combinations of Asian flavours, and condiments like banana ketchup, fish sauce and shrimp paste. The former advertising executive said: “I hired myself to re-brand and re-market Filipino food and it became my new client.” In a decade, she would catch the attention of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Zagat, Thrillist, Vice, the James Beard Foundation and Food Network’s Bobby Flay.

“Spice to Life, in itself, is the recipe to top-notch entertainment,” said Lifestyle Network channel head Aileen Paredes. “It is adventurous, satisfying and moving, all at once. More and more, we are finding ourselves in an era where audiences are asking for amazing role models that are reflections of this generation. Spice to Life brings scores of inspirational achievers and their delicious stories to your Sunday night television.”