The Orient is fascinating because of its history, culture, tradition and food.

Travel and Living Channel’s ‘World Café Middle East,’ July 22 at 9 p.m., has host Bobby Chinn taking viewers on a exhilarating tour of street food and culinary customs of this ancient region. The cuisine of this area has four main influences: Persian, Levantine, Turkish and North African.

In ‘Fast Food Mania,’ July 25 at 9.30 p.m., globe trot along with the host Jon Hein in search of unique and surprising fast food restaurants. Hein discusses the history of the restaurants, along with how their food is prepared.

Experience the variety, from McDonald in Orlando to KFC in Japan, which serves up yuzu-spiced fried chicken.

Whether it is location or strange menus, these places also offer familiar favourites alongside its staple fare.