Next Episode of Tricks of the Restaurant Trade is
Season 4 / Episode 4 and airs on 21 May 2018 19:30
This series explores were people are dining when they eat out and asks if consumers are always getting the best deal or not.
Sophie Morgan tries out the new flat iron steak from the States, which is healthier and cheaper than our usual cuts. And ultra-aged steak, which is aged for up to 200 days, might be a new trend for connoisseurs but Sophie needs some persuading. And she's not alone, as reporter Seyi Rhodes finds out when he takes to the streets with some premium priced 80-day aged steak. In Newcastle, Simon Rimmer meets the former builder who's the only British-born pizzaiolo to be admitted into Italy's exclusive True Neapolitan Pizza Association. And can an expert help Simon create a popular porridge brand?
Simon enters the secretive world of research and development at Starbucks. Adam explores the latest trend in bottled water, but would anyone spend £100 a litre? Plus: cocktails and restaurant apps.
Simon Rimmer unlocks the science of what happens to our taste buds during air travel and discovers why the Bloody Mary is a popular in-flight drink. The British Airways development team reveal how they adapt their cooking for high altitudes and Simon discovers that we lose 30% of our ability to taste when we fly. Food critic Lisa Markwell joins Simon for a taste test at 35,000 feet. Meanwhile, Sophie Morgan investigates the food on offer at motorway service stations and how prices compare to the high street. And Adam Pearson explores one of the latest food trends: mash-ups or hybrids. What do diners make of sushi burgers or cronuts?
With UK restaurants handing out discounts worth £35 million a year, Simon Rimmer calls on expert help to reveal how it's possible to eat out at a fraction of the price. He tracks down the best offers and proves that there are plenty of big chains willing to give away food and drink for free. Sophie Morgan and food critic Lisa Markwell visit a luxury hotel to find out how fine dining meals can be affordable. And - fat, skinny, skin-on - we all have strong opinions about chips. But which are the healthiest? Sophie finds out.
This episode investigates how health has become a £5 billion trend on the high street. Almost nine out of ten people say they are willing to pay more for healthy choices so Sophie Morgan investigates how the big brands are interpreting this. Simon Rimmer looks at a surprising health makeover: the great British pie. He heads to Melton Mowbray to see how this traditional favourite is being challenged by new vegan and vegetarian varieties. Another big winner riding the health trend is the growing juice bar market. Sophie and nutritionist Amanda Ursell discover surprising levels of sugar, which run contrary to the healthy sounding names of the drinks. And Adam Pearson reveals the common psychological trick used on restaurant menus to make diners spend more.
Simon Rimmer(Simon Rimmer)
Kate Quilton(Kate Quilton)
Sophie Morgan(Sophie Morgan)
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