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Greenlit: Eat Well For Less? BBC1

Eat Well For Less? (1 x 60′) – Presented by Masterchef host Gregg Wallace and brand new talent, Grocer Chris Bavin, Eat Well for Less? is a tale of two dinners – one expensive and one cheap.  The show aims to get to the bottom of a key culinary debate – what are we really paying for – by answering the question faced by millions of us when buying food: when should we spend more and when should we spend less?  Gregg will claim it’s often worth splashing out extra and paying that little bit more will make all the difference when it comes to taste.  Chris, who runs an award-winning grocery business, will advocate a different message: you can find great tasting food at very low prices if you know where to look.The show follows our hosts as they take on a classic British dish – fish and chips – on very different budgets.  While one will be tasked with delivering the meal on the cheap, the other will deliver a high-end version.  Both will trace the paths of their dish from plot to plate, and to source their supplies, they’ll have to immerse themselves in very different worlds – from Norwegian large scale fishing to one man and his boat off the UK coast. The show ends in a feast as both dishes are tasted by the Great British Public in a blind taste test.  Can they tell the difference between the two, and which tastes best?  Challenging received wisdom and exploding myths en route, the show asks key questions about food production and tackles essential consumer issues at a time when food prices are soaring but personal budgets are often heading in the opposite direction.

Channel: BBC1

Producer: RDF Television

TX: Summer 2013

Source: BBC press release

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