Preview: Crazy Delicious

Niklas Ekstedt, Heston Blumenthal and Carla Hall

Everyday meals are turned into extraordinary culinary creations in this magical new food competition.

Bored by the same old dishes, renowned chefs and ‘Gods of Food’ Heston Blumenthal, Niklas Ekstedt and Carla Hall challenge the UK’s most talented food lovers to produce remarkable meals that must impress with originality, visual flair and extraordinary flavours.

Comedian and foodie Jayde Adams presents the series in which ingredients are picked, plucked and snipped from an enchanted garden on the world’s first edible set, which contains edible blossom, chocolate soil and a drinkable babbling brook.

Each week, three cooks compete to be awarded the Gods’ golden apple and the knowledge that they’ve impressed three of the world’s greatest chefs. In this first episode, junk food genius Adam, foraging queen Hannah and king of cakes Hardeep take on three challenges.

Their first task is to showcase their skills by elevating the humble strawberry to new heights, before pushing their imaginations to the limit to turn an everyday dish – the hot dog – into something extraordinary. Every bite matters as one cook must be sent home before round three. But our cooks don’t make the decision easy for the Food Gods, cooking up crazy creations, from strawberry cheesecake chicken wings to hot dog profiteroles. The remaining two contestants then have four hours to produce their unique take on a popular feast, which this time is a birthday spread fit for the Gods.

Who will wow the Gods enough to win this week’s golden apple?

Preview: Crazy Delicious – Tuesday at 8.00pm on Channel 4.