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Snackmasters

  • Season 2
  • 3 episodes
  • Food

Summary

Fred Sirieix challenges top chefs to replicate some well-loved snacks

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Episode 2: Snackmasters: Dominos

Summary

Fred Sirieix presents as two leading chefs try to create a perfect replica of Domino's Pepperoni Passion pizza. It is the brand's top-selling pizza in the UK, but a world away from the high-class cuisine usually served by the two rivals - Jason Atherton, who holds four Michelin stars, and proud Italian Francesco Mazzei, who is famous for bringing the spicy 'Nduja sausage to the UK. Both chefs go to outlandish extremes to perfect their replicas, from spending massive sums on speciality ovens to conducting spy-missions at their local pizza parlours. stores. Only one can win, however, and that decision is made by a panel of Domino's bosses.

Review

What a great, daft show this is. The brilliant pointlessness of trying to replicate fast-food stodge in Michelin-starred kitchens is part of the fun. But on top of that there’s the fact that top chefs are so intense, they always go a bit mad and get carried away. 

Mayfair restaurateur Jason Atherton splashes out £17,000 on a new oven because he’s so desperate to win the contest to recreate a Domino’s pepperoni pizza. His opponent is Francesco Mazzei, who must defend the honour of Italy, but also renounce all his culinary heritage to cook greasy-takeout style. 

While presenter Fred Sirieix goads the pair, they learn the importance of a “spoodle” and discover that, as Meghan Trainor nearly sang, it’s all about that base.

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PresenterFred Sirieix

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DirectorGraham Smiles
Executive producerSarah Eglin
ProducerGraham Smiles

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