Just a heads up for you all, the first programme in Channel 4’s The Great British Food Fight starts tonight… and it’s Heston!
Michelin-starred chef, Heston Blumenthal, is coming to Channel 4. As part of the Great British Food Fight, Heston will be applying his ingenious culinary techniques to try and restore the fortunes of one of Britain’s most conventional yet iconic food brands.
More info here. The programme is split into 3 episodes, 19th to 21st January 2009.
The other programmes have start dates but no real indication if these are one offs or part of a series.
As the credit crunch bites, thousands of families are cutting back by swapping expensive premium-range food for cheaper budget lines – but at what cost?
Thursday, 22 January, 8pm.
Last summer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall took on his local town, the poultry industry and the nation’s supermarkets in a bid to change Britain’s relationship with its favourite meat: chicken.
Monday, 26th January, 9pm
Can Jamie Oliver do for pigs and pork what he helped do for chickens and eggs? As part of last year’s Big Food Fight season, Jamie’s Fowl Dinners looked at chicken and egg production, now Jamie is turning his attention to the pig industry for the follow-up.
Thursday, 29th January, 9pm
In Ramsay’s Great British Nightmare, Gordon Ramsay will be campaigning for viewers to start patronising local restaurants.
Friday, 30th January, 9pm
We’ll be posting our thoughts on the programmes over the next few weeks, let us know what you think.