Materialist scientist Professor Mark Miodownik challenges two-Michelin-star chef Marcus Wareing to the ultimate cookery competition. Over the course of 90 minutes they cook up some of the ...
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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.
Materialist scientist Professor Mark Miodownik challenges two-Michelin-star chef Marcus Wareing to the ultimate cookery competition. Over the course of 90 minutes they cook up some of the nation's best-loved dishes, from starter to dessert, in a head-to-head contest to see who can create the most flavoursome food. Marcus has flair, passion, and experience, while Mark an understanding of cooking at the molecular level and access to state-of-the-art technology. Ultimately the question they will try to answer is this: is cooking a science or an art?Written by
As a professional biochemist and a previous chef, this is embarrassing for the scientist. I commend the chef for his patience. Using alternative ingredients or ignoring the impact that these ingredients have on the final product is a blatant disregard for the discipline of science. For instance, performing a steak sous vide without the addition of butter and the same seasonings used by the chef is foolish. Testing the efficacy of a microwave while simultaneously introducing the variable of crappy cake mix makes me sad.
But hey, I'm overthinking this. The show has its moments of fun.
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