Welcome to fridge cam. If you eat food,
this is the show for you. In the fridge today… Does cheese give you nightmares?
We undertake a scientifically controlled experiment to find out. And a mystery recipe
with these ingredients. Let’s find out. But first… We put some of the oldest
food myths to the test. Myth one, microwaving food is unhealthy. Planned out a great experiment
to test this theory. Got two bowls of kale, a microwave,
some boiling water and this is a refractometer. We’re gonna boil some kale in both the microwave
and a pan of boiling water. We’re gonna see if the microwave kale still has
the same amount of density as the boiled. And therefore, whether it kills the nutrients in it or not.
This is the boiled in a pan kale. Is that scale going up? No that was just you dropping
green liquid onto it. Let’s just dip it straight in
and see what happens. There we go. What’s happening? It’s 6%.
– 6% brix. Have a look at that.
What does that say? 1 brix. That’s 1% brix. So the water that was coming out
of the kale from the microwave… Yeah? Has lost more.. has lost less
nutrients than the one that we boiled. Is this the bit where we go with Jamie’s science?
– Science. Yeah, science bit please
cause we’re struggling. A microwave emits radiation. Now, that sounds
big and scary but actually but the radiation it emits is about 1000 times weaker
than anything that can do any harm. That radiation moves energy and the and that
energy moves the molecules in the food around. Now, those molecules when they move create
heat and the heat is what heats up the food. Because a microwave is only moving the molecules around
it’s not destroying the nutrients anymore than boiling them. Infact cause it cooks quicker in a microwave
you could say it destroys fewer nutrients. Myth two. Keeping a silver spoon in an open bottle
of champagne will keep the fizz in for longer. Here’s what we’ve done.
Two bottles of champagne exactly the same. Opened exactly the same time last night.
One had a silver spoon put in it. Both put into the fridge at the same time, both taken out
of the fridge at the same time. And here they are. We’re gonna test are
they equally as fizzy? Exactly. We’re going to do that by pouring
both into separate glasses. We’re gonna count accurately the number
of bubbles that we can see. And then we’re going to taste
them and see what we think. That’s fairly even bubble-age. Yeah very bubbly. What we’re toasting to? The revelation of myths. Oh sorry. You do the toast and then round. I can’t tell the difference.
– I don’t know if there is a difference. What the hell do you think
you’re playing at? There’ve been lots of tests on this,
some more than this one. And they all failed. The fact is the bubbles get into
the liquid via pressurization. Once the cork has been popped the bubbles
gonna get out no matter what. Carbon dioxide is most soluble in cold liquid.
So keep it in the fridge for as long as possible. And the bubbles should remain there for a while
nd then they’ll escape. And then you’re screwed. Myth number three.
Do carrots help you see in the dark? This one is probably the most
scientific one so far. Three hours ago we put Jamie
through an eye test in the dark. It’s not quite pitch black. No but I can still see things.
– You can see me yeah? Yeah. – Right. Here’s your card.
– E…. A-C-Z-O-O-E-P-T-M-N-S. After courting his score we got Jamie to eat…
How many carrots? Six. – Six carrots. Now because of science we’ve given his
body some time to digest the carrots. And see if it makes any difference
to his eye sight. A-S-C-T-O-Z-F-E-L-N-M. You got two wrong again
on the bottom row. But it was so scientific. Carrots contain high levels of vitamin A
or retinol in comparison to other foods. The human body requires retinol
to synthesize rhodopsin. Which is a pigment in the eye which
allows you to see in lowlight conditions. So yes technically eating loads of carrots will
enable you to see better in lowlight conditions. However the eye requires light to operate so
it doesn’t matter how many carrots you eat. You’ll never be able to see in the dark. Ahhhhh. Myth four. Alcohol is all burnt
off during cooking. You can see what’s coming.
I bought this breathalyzer on the internet. For how much?
– For 12 pounds. Brilliant! James has cooked up a lovely stew.
Containing this amount of beer, this amount of wine and
this amount of perno. This is a pint of that stew. This is what we’re gonna do.
You’re gonna drink all of those. Great. Then we’re gonna breathalyze you and take your reading.
– Okay. Then we’ve cooked off all of that
alcohol supposedly in this stew. I’m gonna drink this pint and we’re gonna take my reading.
And we’re gonna compare the two. Do you even like beer? This is my first one. Under no circumstances does Sorted condone irresponsible drinking.
This is purely for scientific reasons. Cheers…. To hell! Ahh there’s the heartburn! Test my reactions, you watch I can drive.
One, two, three. You were 0.00 I was 0.02.
Let’s see if those figures have gone up. 0.07. It’s high it says.
How am I gonna get home? Right.
– Blow! Blow It again! You’ve gone down. Science.
– What does that mean? Alcohol burns at 78.5 degrees Celsius. We usually cook things at a bigger,
higher temperature than that. So you would expect the alcohol to get
burnt off when you cook. Right? Wrong! Alcohol actually evaporates if left
open at any temperature. It’s just when heat and time are applied
the more alcohol evaporates. So basically the hotter the temperature and
the longer the alcohol is left at that temperature. The less alcohol left in the end dish. Myth five. Eating cheese before
bed gives you nightmares. Studied by the British Cheese Board, I know.
Concluded that infact it doesn’t give you nightmares. But it does give you more
vivid and colorful dreams. What is weird is that different cheeses
give you different types of dreams. So stilton might give you weird and wacky dreams.
Whereas cheddar might give you people centric dreams like
dreaming of celebrities. And Red Leicester might give you nostalgic dreams. Believe all you want. But the science behind it is that
milk contains an amino acid called Tryptophan. Cheese is basically just concentrated milk.
Your body needs Tryptophan’s to produce serotonin. Which is a sleep inducing hormone. So cheese doesn’t give you nightmares,
but maybe it gives you more vivid dreams. So we gave different members of the Sorted Team
different cheeses to try. Last night we all ate them before bed and
you’re gonna see the results in the aftertaste. Speaking of cheese, let’s see what
Ben’s come up with in the kitchen. Right mate what have you got for us? I’ve written a recipe and I think that involves
as many of the myths as possible. We’ve got carrots,
we’ve got flat champagne. We’re gonna burn some of the alcohol off and
it’s got a lot of cheese. It’s a cheese soup. So it begins with a couple of shallots we’re gonna peel and finely dice. We’ve got a couple of carrots which we’re gonna peel and finely dice. And a couple of cloves of garlic which we’re going to peel…
– Peel and finely dice! Barry’s battered. He keeps on adding sound effects when you’re chopping garlic.
– Yeah listen. Water’s fun. Keep the dice nice and fine it will cook nice and quick.
Plenty of butter into a pan. Sweat it off with a lid. The liquid of our soup a glass
of flat champagne. Great use for it if you’ve got any left.
Some apple juice and some veg stock. Splash it into the pan with a little bit of paprika.
And bubble away for about 20 minutes. Are you confident that this is gonna work? Pretty easy.
– It’s a very simple soup. The only thing is whether there’s enough
cheese to give that the body we want. I haven’t got the body either. According to your notes it says Brie
broken melted and blitzed next. Yeah that’s pretty much it.
So most of the alcohol is bubbled off. We’ve chopped the brie cause
it’s oozy and that will be easier. It needs to melt and then we’ll blitz it through.
And season to taste. You definitely only need a very
small portion to pour it in. That is cholesterol. That is cheese soup. Little pinch of paprika and there we go.
Cheese soup sorted! Right let’s try this. That is rich. Ah I really like that. That’s not too cheesy for me. Now, we really like that obviously.
But all of our recipes of Sorted Food are tried and tested. Which means you do get more than one
round of applause when you’re cooking. So what we gonna do is pop up on Instagram
today of that cheese soup. And we want your comments.
How could we make it better, how could we improve it. How could we serve it
without something different? We want to know from you.
Comment down below and let us know. And we’ll take that back to the test kitchen and we’ll get it properly developed.
And then it’ll be up on the SortedFood.com as a recipe. You’re really good. Back to the fridge?
– Yeah back to the fridge. Well if you enjoyed that,
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Cause we will make you hungry. Yeah I think that fridge cam I’d like to have everything.
But that’s a bit farfetched. It sure did. It had topnotch
scientific discovery. It had what feels like my first ever beer. Yes.
– As I’ve been told. If you stay with us on the website then we’re about
to test the cheesy nightmare theory as a team. And you’ll be able to find our
results right now. So stay with us. And we’ll see you Wednesday
for some Halloween action. Spooky! I don’t wanna go to your Halloween
episode if you’re gonna be like that. Is that spooky? I don’t know why I said that. By the way guys,
does this now mean we’re scientists? Yes officially scientists. I feel like the scientist inside of me says
there’s something unfair about some of that testing. There were no controls.
And I just feel like… Can we not wait until the scientist
is back out of you? What is the scientists name that stays inside of me?
– You don’t know what I mean. I think I do know what you mean
and that’s why I’m worried. And there’s still one more science experiment to do.
Which is why last night we all took cheese home… Mhmm.
– And we’ve vlogged from our independent respective bedrooms. I made that very clear. You did make that very clear. This is how it went.