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Chef vs Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge

Materialist scientist Professor Mark Miodownik challenges two-Michelin-star chef Marcus Wareing to the ultimate cookery competition. Over the course of 90 minutes they cook up some of the nation's best-loved dishes, from starter to dessert, in a head-to-head contest to see who can create the most flavoursome food. Marcus has flair, passion, and experience, while Mark an understanding of cooking at the molecular level and access to state-of-the-art technology. Ultimately the question they will try to answer is this: is cooking a science or an art?

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wed 23 Mar 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Miodownik
ParticipantMarcus Wareing
ProducerJeff Wilkinson
DirectorJeff Wilkinson
Executive ProducerJonathan Renouf
Production ManagerMaximilian Brunold

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