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Food & Drink, Series 2 Episode 1 of 10

Duration: 30 minutes

Chef Michel Roux Jr and drinks expert Kate Goodman return for another series. This looks at how to cook up food that will help everyone's bottom line. We throw £640 million worth of bread in the bin every year, so guest Mary Berry surprises Michel with an ingenious use for stale bread to create fish pie topping which he admits he'd never have thought of himself. Mary is full of tips to reduce waste, including sharing stories of her days as 'freezer correspondent' for a weekly magazine when this bit of kitchen kit was introduced to the UK in the 60s.

Kate does a tasting of the ultimate in 'waste not, want not' drinks: grappa - made from the waste product of wine making. It's also known as a 'face changer' and Mary's face is indeed a picture when she tries it! And there is lively debate about whether our food is too cheap.

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  • Kate's drink choices

    Food and Drink Series 2: Kates drink choices
    For Mary Berry's fish pie, a South African chenin blanc is a great wine to match. You could try:

    • AN Badenhorst Chenin Blanc (£10, SAwinesonline.co.uk)
    • Ken Forrester Workhorse Chenin Blanc (£8, Marks & Spencer)
    • Raats Chenin Blanc (£10.99, Majestic)
    Michel's chicken croquettes go really well with this organic Italian verdicchio:

    • Barone Pizzini, Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (£10, Vintage Roots)

    * Please note that these retailers and prices were last updated on 20th January 2014.

    ** These wines may also be available at different retailers. 


Michel Roux Jr
Kate Goodman
Mary Berry
Executive Producer
Robi Dutta
Series Producer
Hannah Corneck




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  • 27 Jan 2014 21:53:56

    Sheila's final thought: 

  • 27 Jan 2014 21:48:34

    Is it all the fault of BOGOFs?

  • 27 Jan 2014 21:44:35

    Is food waste a middle class problem?

  • 27 Jan 2014 21:41:58

    It's about the shopping list

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