FOOD – Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes (BBC2, 9pm)
‘Molecular gastronomy’ and experimental cooking may have its place, but some recipes have become classics for a reason, and really shouldn’t be tampered with, right?
Well, not quite according to double Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge. In this new series, he takes some of Britain’s favourite dishes, from lasagne to treacle tart, and shows that with a little extra effort, they can become something truly extraordinary.
In the first episode, he’s concentrating on dishes that are perfect for sharing at parties, but can he persuade a group of guests that it’s worth rustling up his crispy stuffed potato skins with Roquefort and pancetta, or pulled beef brisket with garlic coleslaw, rather than just putting out a few bowls of peanuts?
In the unlikely event that he fails to win the crowd over with his barbecued mackerel, an indulgent, deceptively easy chocolate tart might just swing the vote in his favour.
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