I love watching food unwrapped and finding out more about the food we all consume. The way onions are produced, what makes blue cheese mouldy and so on. Therefore when they put out a Christmas special just before Christmas I was tuning straight in!
In this festive issue they looked at lots of interesting foods that always makes me think a lot more about the food that I eat everyday.
Here are the highlights of the best bits of the show:
The production of our salmon
The show kicked off by talking about salmon and visiting Norway to see how it is produced. I have never seen so many salmon’s in my entire life. It was truly amazing! You got to see how much they were eating and how the salmon that is produced ends up pink. Apparently it is all down to the food that they eat that includes a diet of prawns and other similar produce.
I eat salmon (along with Dominic) about three times a week and love it with some fresh steamed vegetables and chips cooked in the Air Fryer, and it is interesting to see the journey it has taken from being shown on screen how small they are at six months to the full development that becomes the salmon that I eat.
Chicken the size of turkeys
Kyle asked us about a week before we watched this show if he could just have a big chicken this year instead of a turkey and we both pointed out that they would be too small.
After all, we easily consume as a family a 5 kilo turkey and sometimes wish that we actually had a much bigger one. Especially with our love for warm turkey and mayonnaise sandwiches!
On the show they actually started from baby chicks in the Lyon area of France and showed how if they were treated differently they could of course become bigger than the average sized turkey. So, for all of you that cook the turkey and it ends up too dry and you would rather have chicken there is options available to you!
This is how they increase the size of a chicken:
- They remove the urges of the chicken so that all it thinks about is food instead of just sex
- They are fed for longer and the life span is longer meaning the size increases
It is as simple as that!
I don’t think I would ever swap my favourite turkey for chicken, mainly because Dominic makes the most amazing turkey that is not dry that I just want to binge on. If I was making it though, I may well change for a chicken. From a money point of view turkey is not very expensive and it always gets me interested in the festive season.