Ancient Ingredients – Wheat
Jamie and James explore wheat, one of the world’s most ancient ingredients. On their journey, they learn how wheat is grown, how it is made into flour and how wheat consumption has changed over time. Finally, they enter a fierce cooking battle to see who can create the best wheat-based dish: Jamie, the normal guy, or chef James?
The Sorted team met Hannah Darby at her farm in Huntingdon, UK. After touring her wheat fields, the team interviewed Hannah and BASF sustainability expert Mike Green about how wheat is cultivated and some of the challenges of modern agriculture. Back in the studio, they met up with wheat expert Alex Waugh to learn more about flour and the history of wheat. Then, they faced off in a battle to cook up the best wheat dish.