Jimmys Food Factory, Series 1 (DVDs)

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How much do you really know about what you eat? In this entertaining six-part series, host Jimmy Doherty visits farms and factories to discover the methods used to make many popular foods.

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#8798   How much do you really know about what you eat? In this entertaining six-part series, host Jimmy Doherty visits farms and factories to discover the methods used to make instant coffee, frozen meals, sandwich ham, and many other popular foods.
Working from a makeshift production line inside a barn, he also attempts to create from scratch versions of processed supermarket offerings using tools that include a floor sander and a fire extinguisher, uncovering the secrets of food technology along the way.
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Viewing time: 29 minutes per video. Closed-captioned. 2010. Purchase options for the series as a whole or for each video separately: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
Titles include:
  • Breakfast
    Why is the most nutritious part of the corn removed from cornflakes? If instant coffee isnt made by grinding up coffee beans, how is it made? Jimmy Doherty takes a closer look at breakfast foods in this program, attempting to create cornflakes, instant coffee, and granulated sugar from scratch.
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  • What’s in My Sandwich
    Why does supermarket bread stay fresh longer than the home-baked variety? Is there any cheese in processed cheese slices? In this program, Jimmy Doherty attempts to re-create the taste and texture of store-bought bread, investigates processed cheese, and finds out how producers of bagged salads ensure their product is insect-free.
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  • From the Fridge
    Refrigeration keeps eggs and dairy products safe for us to eat, but what other steps are taken to prevent them from spoiling? In this program, Jimmy Doherty visits a cheese factory, makes his own version of reduced-fat spread, follows the journey of eggs from hen to supermarket, and attempts to pasteurize and homogenize milk.
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  • Preserving
    Today, people expect even seasonal fare to be available 365 days a year. So how do food companies keep their products safe to eat weeks, months, or even years after it is produced? In this program, Jimmy Doherty looks at methods of food storage and preservation, visiting a manufacturing plant of frozen meals and a canned baked beans factory.
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  • Snack Food
    How do potato chips stay crunchy, and what makes ice cream the only food you can eat straight from the freezer? Jimmy Doherty turns his attention to snack foods in this program, visiting one of the biggest ice cream factories and one of the biggest potato chip factories in the world. He also tries to make his own carbonated cola drink.
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  • Who’s Fooling With Our Food?
    How are food producers able to stock supermarket shelves with certain goods no matter what time of year it is or what the climate? In this program, Jimmy Doherty investigates mushrooms, processed ham slices, and artificially ripened bananas, and goes to a Scottish salmon farm to see how it supplies so much of this fish.
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