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Season 10 / Episode 3 and airs on 23 January 2017 20:30
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut present the food and science series that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat.
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt travel the globe in their quest to uncover more unusual, intriguing and surprising secrets behind the food we eat. Jimmy's off to Israel on the trail of an elusive fruit - the fresh date. If raisins are dried grapes and prunes are dried plums, then what exactly are dates? Jimmy's search for the answer takes him to a vast water purification plant, where they harness the raw sewage of Tel Aviv to turn barren desert into fertile farmland. Kate flies to California to investigate why almond butter is more expensive than other nutty spreads, and discovers a combination of extreme weather and global economics have made the price of almonds go completely nuts. And Matt's in Scotland, investigating haggis. He makes a surprising discovery about the dish's true origins - and then faces the nerve-shredding ordeal of delivering some highly unwelcome news to an unsuspecting audience.
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt reveal unusual, intriguing and surprising secrets behind the food we eat. Jimmy takes to the skies above Israel to join the battle to protect the bell pepper crop from the Mediterranean fruit fly, but is amazed to learn that it's not insecticide that he's helping to spread across the desert. Can you put dishwasher salt on your chips? Jimmy visits an extraordinary underground salt mine in Sicily, with a vast network of tunnels leading to a subterranean salt processing plant. Kate visits Vietnam to find out if coconut oil is any healthier than other oils. She also heads to the Amazon rainforest to investigate rumours that the Brazil nuts on UK supermarket shelves are all radioactive.
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt travel the globe to uncover more unusual, intriguing and surprising secrets behind the food we eat. Kate's down under, on the trail of one of the most exotic meats going: crocodile. It's started popping up on our supermarket shelves, but how on earth do you farm such a dangerous animal? Kate undertakes a terrifying task in Darwin in Northern Australia: collecting freshly laid crocodile eggs from under their mother's nose. Meanwhile: cod liver oil; rather than using cod, could you make oil from salmon or haddock livers for example? Jimmy's search for the answer takes him first to Grimsby, where he picks his way through tonnes of fish guts, before a trip to Iceland makes everything clear. And bagels' ingredients are virtually the same as bread, so how come they taste so different? Matt wants to visit New York, the spiritual home of the bagel, to find out, but instead finds himself in Rotherham, inside the largest bagel factory in Europe.
Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt uncover more unusual, intriguing and surprising secrets behind the food we eat. What makes some tea more expensive than other tea? At one of Kenya's largest tea plantations, Jimmy discovers that tea comes in multiple grades and flavours, and every batch can be subtly different. So how can the big tea bag manufacturers produce a brew that tastes the same each time? To find out, Jimmy meets a man whose taste buds are insured for one million pounds, in the inner sanctum of one of the UK's largest tea producers. Kate keeps seeing rosemary listed as an unlikely ingredient in hundreds of different products, from chocolate chip cookies to ice cream, so how come none of them has a hint of rosemary flavour?
Kate investigates eucalyptus. It's found in throat lozenges and chewing gum, but what exactly is it, where does it come from, and why is it so good at clearing the airwaves? In Australia, Kate meets one of the world's cutest animals: the koala, raised from birth on a diet of eucalyptus. Kate finds out that eucalyptus is highly toxic, but a local farmer shows her the clever way it's made safe for human consumption. Jimmy's puzzling over pickles. Most pickled goods contain vinegar, but pickled cabbage - or sauerkraut - has no vinegar at all, despite tasting decidedly vinegary. So what's going on? To find out, Jimmy visits a very chilly Poland, the home of sauerkraut, before learning about a remarkable new use for sauerkraut juice in a French power station.
Jimmy Doherty(Jimmy Doherty)
Matt Tebutt(Matt Tebutt)
Kate Quilton(Kate Quilton)
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