Food Detectives

March 2017

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 16 x
Can changing your surroundings alter how food and drink tastes? Professor Alice Roberts and a group of diners enjoy a culinary experience with a difference. The music, lighting and even the shape of the plates are changed throughout the meal to see what effect this has on how we perceive the taste of food. Sensory gastronomy is a new field of scientific research, and although it may sound unfamiliar, its findings have practical implications.
February 2017

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 25 x
Professor Roberts finds out about the latest research, which suggests that drinking artificially sweetened drinks can encourage people to eat more than expected. She's also investigating the chemical that's causing the problem and asks how worried everyone should be about eating meat. Tom's on a mission to help with another kitchen fail. He visits Glasgow and Bracknell to sort out viewer's Yorkshire puddings and risotto kitchen fails. The supermarkets offer own brand products across a range str...

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 24 x
In this new series, scientist Professor Alice Roberts, Chef Tom Kerridge and journalist Sean Fletcher are keen to improve cooking, health and bank balances by dishing up the plain facts about food. Tom's on a mission to improve everyone's cooking skills one dish at a time and responds to the public's kitchen disasters. Professor Roberts reveals that three quarters of the UK population are taking home a food poisoning bug with them from the supermarket. Consumer journalist Sean Fletcher is pulli...