Episodes


First Episode: The Perfect Steak

We learn the science of the perfect steak – and how to cook it using a home vacuum cleaner and a blowtorch.




The Fife Diet – Part 1

Locally-sourced foods: saviour of the planet or big hippie fad? We attempt a week on the “Fife Diet”, eating only foods from the Scottish county of Fife, to find out. Part 1: to Fife!



The Fife Diet – Part 2

Locally-sourced foods: saviour of the planet or big hippie fad? We attempt a week on the “Fife Diet”, eating only foods from the Scottish county of Fife, to find out. Part 1: to Fife!




Blowtorches!

Are kitchen blowtorches highly specialised kitchen tools, or useless substitutes for a real blowtorch? We pit a kitchen blowtorch against a plumber’s blowtorch … against a hairdryer.




Mythbusting: Herbal Teas

Alex doesn’t believe that Camomile, Ginkgo or Valarian herbal teas work. So he’s testing them, with the aid of Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, and a LOT of tea…




Normal Person vs … Gordon Ramsay

Can geek Johnnie cook Gordon f—-ing Ramsay’s Brussel f—-ing sprout souffle? We put the sweariest of all celeb chefs to the test.




Health Grills

We test a Health Grill. Scientifically. No, wait, that’s not right. Sureallistically. That’s it.




Mythbusting: Preheating Ovens

We investigate cooking myths – do you really need to preheat your oven or is it just a waste of energy?




Normal Person vs … Nigella Lawson

Normal People test celebrity chef recipes once again, as Alex takes on Nigella’s Double Apple Pie. Will it be scrumptious or scary?




Digital Thermometers – tested!

Digital Thermometers – total cooking revolution or big techie waste of time? Hugh attempts to convert the others to the Joy of Probes…




Blenders!

Will it blend? Or will it just splash FAIL around our kitchen? Kamikaze Cookery tests three stick blenders, investigates the wonderful world of soups and foams, and more.




Normal Person Vs… Jamie Oliver

We’re on a mission – to see whether celebrity chef recipes are any use to normal people. This week – Paul, Jamie Oliver, and a lot of pasta dough…




Mini-Episode: More Sous-Vide

Following on from The Perfect Steak, Hugh talks about other things we can cook sous-vide.




The Perfect Steak

We learn the science of the perfect steak – and how to cook it using a home vacuum cleaner and a blowtorch.