By Simon Rocker, December 9, 2009
The first episode of a comedy series about an ex-Israeli army cook who comes to make it in London is due to launch online today.
But before the eponymous Pini can fulfil his dream of becoming a famous chef like Gordon Ramsay, he has to negotiate the vagaries of English language and culture.
“It’s about an Israeli who speaks English but thinks in Hebrew,” says his Israeli creator Tomer Barzide, 26, who came to
London a year ago to complete his film studies.
“He acts as if everyone is his friend and understands him — and that creates the awkward situations.”