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Food Unwrapped

Food Unwrapped

Channel 4 2012

The food and science series that travels the world to explore the industry secrets behind our favourite produce, industry secrets, and how foods are really made.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Food Unwrapped

Food Unwrapped - S17E9

#1 - Favourites: Oysters, Dry Gin, Herbal Teas

9.00

Season 17 - Episode 9

Favourite investigations. Matt Tebbutt visits China, the world's biggest oyster producer. Jimmy Doherty looks at dry gin. Kate Quilton asks if herbal bedtime teas can help you nod off.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 2 votes.

Food Unwrapped - S6E11

#2 - Revisited: Pinenuts, Pies and Beef

8.75

Season 6 - Episode 11

The team present some favourite investigations. Does what our meat eats make a difference? Why are pine nuts so expensive? And why don't shop-bought pies spill their gravy?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 8 votes.

Food Unwrapped - S18E2

#3 - Walnuts, Sour Sweets, Hazy Beers

8.40

Season 18 - Episode 2

Helen Lawal searches for the secret to perfectly shelled walnuts in California, while Matt Tebbutt hopes to discover what makes sweets sour. Andi Oliver investigates how the cloud gets into the hazy beers that are so trendy currently.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 5 votes.

Food Unwrapped - S14E1

#4 - Sweet Piquante Peppers, The Plastic Crisis, Yoghurt

8.33

Season 14 - Episode 1

Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt unveil more secrets about the world of mass-produced food. Jimmy heads to South Africa on the trail of sweet piquante peppers and discovers a curious case that allow companies to effectively own a fruit or vegetable, while Kate looks into Britain's plastic crisis and discovers one type of very common food packaging that can't be recycled. Matt is in Germany to investigate a new type of yoghurt that claims to be full of fibre, but doesn't have any bits in it.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 6 votes.

Food Unwrapped - S14E6

#5 - Drinking Coffee, Kombucha, Beef Steak

8.25

Season 14 - Episode 6

Jimmy Doherty investigates the popular belief that coffee can sober people up and also looks into new research linking consumption of the beverage and a reduced risk of liver disease. In San Francisco, Kate Quilton investigates trendy new drink kombucha, while Matt Tebbutt examines why supermarket labels don't say which cut of beef thin-cut steaks come from.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 8 votes.

#6 - Baguettes, Mozzarella, Mushy Peas
8.25
Season 18 - Episode 1

Jimmy heads to Paris to find out why baguettes go stale so fast. Matt checks out buffalo mozzarella in Italy. And Briony May Williams discovers the surprising secret to how mushy peas get mushed.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 4 votes.

#7 - Oysters, Ketchup, Eggs
8.25
Season 18 - Episode 3

Matt Tebbutt investigates an intriguing claim about tomato ketchup bottles, Kate Quilton discovers how oysters turned from a Victorian bar snack to a wallet-busting luxury, and Amanda Byram uncovers the difference between medium and large eggs.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 4 votes.

#8 - Milking It
8.22
Season 3 - Episode 3

Kate visits France to find out if a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. Venison is traditionally the meat of kings. This lean, healthy meat has become hugely popular over the last decade. Jimmy investigates why we seem to be importing some of it from New Zealand and discovers how to keep UK venison on our supermarket shelves. Matt lifts the lid on skimmed milk. How do dairy farmers get exactly the right amount of fat in every pint of milk?

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 18 votes.

#9 - Cheesy Creatures
8.15
Season 3 - Episode 1

Jimmy discovers that there's more to traditionally-matured cheese than meets the eye, thanks to a microorganism that helps give the likes of pecorino their distinctive hard rinds. Matt meets a team of researchers to examine why re-heating rice can make you ill, and discovers what makes the pre-cooked rice stocked in supermarkets safe to eat. Meanwhile, Kate heads to Malaysia to find out how vanilla is grown and how vanilla extract is produced.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 20 votes.

#10 - Liquorice, Mushrooms, Beansprouts
8.11
Season 4 - Episode 2

Kate wants to know where liquorice comes from. She's not a fan, but will she be converted once she's seen the experts in Calabria, Italy turn bitter-tasting liquorice roots into sweet treats?

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Food Unwrapped from 19 votes.

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