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1. The chicken is one of the most eaten meats in the world, and one dish captures the imagination of many, roast chicken. Most people are intimidated by the bird, but let's strip it down to basics. Speaking of stripping down, we have to rid of the bird of its trussing. Which of these is the main reason for not roasting the bird with trussing string?
2. Now, to roast the chicken, Heston is going to cook it at 90°C (194°F) for about 90 minutes. Now that sounds crazy, and it will have no roast smells coming out, but it will be an amazing chicken. Which of these is NOT a reason for cooking at such low temperature?
3. Chicken stock is the bedrock or many dishes. But more often or not, chicken stock doesn't always have strong chicken flavour. Heston wants a stock that tastes like the roast chicken we made earlier. Which of these ingredients doesn't mask the chicken flavour, but enhances it by boosting the browning of the meat? One hint, this contains a lot of protein.
4. Making a chicken stock usually takes hours of simmering, and that is fine. But, Heston wants to extract the chicken flavour even more, and he's using a pretty strong bit of kit to get every ounce of of it in his stock. Which of these would be useful to 'push' that flavour in your stock?
5. There is another reason for freezing that stock into ice cubes, and we are about to use it to make a fine dining classic, consomme. Making stock as clear as consomme can be labour intensive, but with these stock ice cubes, what is the correct method to turn it into a crystal clear consomme?
6. Heston's golden consomme looks fantastic, and he plays against traditional techniques. Which of these methods is the traditional way to make consomme?
7. Let's get hearty. Heston is a man of nostalgia, and he loves a good old chicken pie. If there's one thing is hates, it's a gloopy, sloppy chicken pie with dry meat and little pronounced flavour. So, let's have a go at his mad take on this classic. To begin, we have these chicken thighs. We will simmer it, but which liquid is the best to get tender, juicy and maximum flavour?
8. Chicken pie needs a sauce, and this sauce requires a little bit of seaweed gelling agent called agar-agar. This stuff will set the sauce into a blob of creamy sauce set as a jelly. But what's so special about it that can help with your chicken pie sauce?
9. Let's finish this pie. The sauce is still a lump of jelly, so what is the best step to turn it to a smooth sauce?
10. For his final trick, Heston has invited some female hockey team players for a roast chicken lunch. However, he doesn't just want to serve chicken, he wants to serve a scent. This seemingly ordinary garden decoration of lemons and thyme hides his best mate, dry ice.
True or false: pouring hot water with essential oils on dry ice will help spread the scent around via the fog.
Source: Author Abby_91
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