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Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 2

Where does our food come from? What have scientists added—or taken away? And does it matter? In this eight-part series, Jimmy Doherty investigates the technology behind mass food production. Find out what stands in for the fat in extra-light mayo, how high-tech hospital equipment is improving your Sunday roast, and why making puffed breakfast cereal can be a dangerous business. From potato chips to whipped cream to no-cry onions, there’s something for everyone on Jimmy’s menu. A BBC Production. 8-part series, 29–30 minutes each.

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Makeshift Potato Peeler
Using tools in his barn, Jimmy Doherty sets out to create pub style French fries like those found in supermarket freezers. He fashions a potato peeler from cheese graters.