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Season 1

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Gary Rhodes vs. Barton Oriental

    • May 19, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Michelin star chef Gary Rhodes meets Michaela and Joanne Rabbitt, who usually order in four takeaways a week from the Barton Oriental, in Eccles, Manchester. Chefs Dish: Cantonese-style duck, special fried rice and wilted spinach

  • S01E01 John Burton-Race vs. Pasha Balti

    • September 10, 2007
    • BBC Two

    In this episode Michelin-star chef John Burton-Race travels to Newport, South Wales, to cook for two consultant surgeons. With demanding jobs that require long hours they have takeaway almost every night. They love the food and doubt that anybody could cook their chicken and spinach balti better than the local takeaway. Chefs Dish: Chicken and spinach balti

  • S01E02 Paul Rankin vs. The Lemon Tree

    • September 11, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Paul Rankin cooks a Greek meal of sheftalia for Chris, a takeaway lover who only experiences home cooking when his mother visits from Cyprus. The chef hopes his efforts are enough to persuade the London-based fast-food fan to start preparing healthier meals for himself. Chefs Dish: Sheftalia with Greek salad

  • S01E03 Ainsley Harriott vs. Jam 1

    • September 12, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Ainsley Harriott attempts to prove to a carpenter and his nail-bar manager partner that his Caribbean food dishes are a match for those available at their local takeaway in Battersea, south London. The couple don't believe the chef will be able to replicate the slow marinating methods necessary to cook their favorite dish, jerk chicken. Chefs Dish: Jerk chicken with rice, peas and fried plantain

  • S01E04 Angela Hartnett vs. Mannamexico

    • September 13, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Angela Hartnett cooks Mexican burritos for two busy Cambridge retail workers who don't have the time to prepare meals for themselves. The chef hopes she can finish her version of the takeaway dish in the same time it takes to order, and also save the pair money. Chefs Dish: Mexican steak burrito

  • S01E05 Simon Rimmer vs. March Kebab & Pizza

    • September 14, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Simon Rimmer travels to March in Cambridgeshire to cook a chicken doner kebab for two takeaway enthusiasts in less time than it would take for the restaurant to make and deliver it. Chefs Dish: Chicken 'doner' kebab

  • S01E06 Gino D'Acampo vs. Henleys

    • September 17, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Gino D'Acampo cooks home-made fish and chips for a postman and his wife from Colchester. The chef hopes he can preserve his reputation by preparing a tasty version of the takeaway dish in the same time it takes to order, and also save the pair money. Chefs Dish: Cod and chips with peas

  • S01E07 Ken Hom vs. Kung's Express

    • September 18, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Ken Hom heads to Finchley, London, to convince friends Rob Gardner and Amanda Ebbs that his home-made Sichuan beef with garlic and chilli is quicker, cheaper and tastier than a takeaway from their local Chinese. Chefs Dish: Sichuan beef with noodles

  • S01E08 Jean-Christophe Novelli vs. Thai Jasmine

    • September 19, 2007
    • BBC Two

    French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli competes against a Thai takeaway in an attempt to show two young professionals, who claim to be too exhausted to prepare their own meals after work, that home-cooked food can be a tastier option. Chefs Dish: Thai-style chicken curry

  • S01E09 Antonio Carluccio vs. Eatalia

    • September 20, 2007
    • BBC Two

    Italian-born chef Antonio Carluccio goes head to head with Ida Crolla and her family-run eatery in Edinburgh to encourage busy flat mates Scott and Dave to cook their own pasta for once. Antonio creates their favourite penne amatriciana and brushetta with mozzarella before the pair decide which they like best in a blind taste test. Chefs Dish: Penne all'Amatriciana

  • S01E10 James Tanner vs. The Inn-Dian

    • September 21, 2007
    • BBC Two

    James Tanner heads to Bradford to convince Diane Dixon and Claire Mullen that home-made lamb rogan josh is quicker, cheaper and tastier than the version they get from their local Indian takeaway. Chefs Dish: Lamb rogan josh

Season 2