Episode 10 Disaster Chefs


Episode 10

Stefan Gates teaches parents to cook a restaurant-standard, two-course meal in 24 hours. Moustafa from Southampton tries to master salmon and beetroot puff parcels.


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Meet the Disaster Chefs, parents who are rubbish at cooking.

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-Dinner, Charlie!

-Nooooo!

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They make things like this, and this, and this!

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Disgusting!

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And foodie fanatic Stefan Gates is the only person who can help.

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He's got just 24 hours to help them master a two-course meal

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in a professional kitchen for some fierce critics.

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Horrible.

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Get cooking!

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Will they rise like a souffle or flop like a pancake?

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I've failed!

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Will it be Yumm, or Yuck? Start your blenders!

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Today's Disaster Chef is dad of three Moustafa

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who lives in Southampton.

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Eldest daughter, nine-year-old Mariam, is nuts about knitting,

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but when it comes to food, Dad can't pull the wool over her eyes.

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Dinner's ready!

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Nooooooooooo!

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Mum Shanaz juggles work with a PhD, so to help out,

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Moustafa's taken charge of the kitchen.

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Aarrgh! Burnt.

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Now that is a disaster.

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But Mariam's had enough charred chow.

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In here is the oven, where he burns everything.

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SMOKE ALARM BEEPS

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Everything is burning! Where is this coming from? Arrgh!

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And that's not the only problem.

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Aargh!

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Even when dad gets food in the pan, he's easily confused.

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He always gets mixed up between sugar and salt,

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and that's a big problem.

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Yep, and he's no perfectionist either.

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Argh! Too much. Too much.

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Even when I follow the recipe,

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then I just get bored and do whatever I want.

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But this kitchen maverick does want to impress his family.

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I love fishing, and I love cooking, too,

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so it'll be great if I'll be able to cook my fish.

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Mariam's little sister Malick doesn't hold back her views either.

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I do not even want to look at it!

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I can see why, but he's not one to give up.

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Already burnt, I mean, nothing worse could happen.

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Sometimes it turns really so bad,

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either it's undercooked,

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it's overcooked, it's burnt, so we end up having a pizza delivery.

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Despite Dad's culinary catastrophes, his confidence is still sky-high.

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I feel if someone showed me the little tricks how to do things,

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I think I could be opening my own restaurant very soon.

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Is he bonkers?

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I don't think anyone, anyone, could teach my dad how to cook,

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he's just too bad.

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And what this Disaster Chef dad doesn't know yet,

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is that tomorrow, he'll need to cook restaurant-standard food,

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in a professional kitchen, for three surprise judges.

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This is no ordinary job.

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This is a job for a super food superhero, someone to rescue

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kids across the UK from their mum and dad's disastrous dinners.

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It's Stefan Gates!

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That's a rubbish costume.

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Oh, I see. Lovely.

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But there's no time to waste...

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..as this could be his biggest challenge yet.

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Hi, Mariam.

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Hi, Stefan. Nice slippers.

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Thank you. Let's get to work.

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Hi, Moustafa.

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Hello, sir. Welcome.

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Now, Mariam, you've got a bit of a problem with your dad's food,

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haven't you?

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Well, my dad usually either overcooks food or undercooks food.

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Is this right?

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I don't think so. I don't believe it.

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He did salmon, but it wasn't cooked that well

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so my mum had to go and cook it again.

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This is outrageous.

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Yeah, he cooked risotto last night. It wasn't that good.

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There you go.

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Oh, my word.

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You would love it.

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I'm going to be... Bleugh!

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It looks like somebody's been sick in a pan.

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Oops, sausage and salmon. Only a total buffoon would eat that.

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No!

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It's like a cross between porridge and clay,

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sort of my mouth has seized up.

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This is one of the worst cases I think I've ever seen.

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OK.

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So, Stefan's seen how bad Moustafa is,

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but it's time to put it to the test.

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It's the Rookie Challenge.

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For Moustafa,

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that means cooking an egg-xcellent meal in just five minutes.

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Here are all the ingredients for poached eggs. OK, there we go.

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To make the perfect poached eggs, add vinegar to swirling

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boiling water, and drop the eggs straight in the middle.

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Then toast the bread, and it should look a little like this.

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You've got exactly five minutes, starting from now...

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to cook me perfect poached eggs. Go for it.

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OK, we'll squeeze in the corner here.

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How we doing?

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We've got four minutes left.

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Gordon Ramsay swears, Jamie Oliver bish-bash-boshes,

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and Moustafa sings. I think that's singing.

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# Da-da-da-da! #

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-Does he always make this horrible noise in the kitchen?

-Yeah.

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There's only one thing for it.

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Ear defenders.

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Right, pop those on.

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Hang on, that's cheating!

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Stefan hasn't authorised that plastic poacher.

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Mind you, I doubt it'll help him.

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Three minutes left.

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What is he thinking?

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It's going to take for ever to cook in that thing.

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Not the best start.

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Two and a half minutes left.

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Two minutes to cut this bread.

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You'll need a flame thrower to toast bread that thick!

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Are you forgetting something? It's not toasted.

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With a minute left, Moustafa tries a more traditional technique,

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but it's too little, too late.

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OK, ten, let's give him a countdown.

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Nine, eight, seven, six,

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five, four, three, two, one.

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-Stop!

-Stop it!

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An egg-ceptional egg-xample of how not to do poached eggs.

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# How do you like your eggs in the morning?

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Cooked, for a start.

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So we have a raw egg, a little bit of egg white, no toast.

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This is the perfect poached eggs, OK? Beautifully held together,

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and, I mean, the essential thing is they have been cooked.

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Unlike your effort here, which is frankly atrocious.

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Agreed.

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Congratulations, Moustafa.

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You truly are a complete and utter Disaster Chef.

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How can you mess up a poached egg on toast?

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All you have to do is poach the egg and toast the bread.

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And he didn't do either.

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In just 24 hours, he'll have to cook two courses

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for three mystery judges,

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who will decide whether his food is Yumm or Yuck.

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-But is he up for it?

-Yeah, sure.

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So, fail and you have to wear the hat for ever.

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Succeed and you will be elevated to a whole new level. OK?

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-Now, you and I, I think we need to go and choose the menu.

-Yep.

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-You can clear this all up.

-OK.

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Clearing, clearing, clearing.

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While Moustafa tidies,

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Stefan and Mariam head out for foodie inspiration.

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But it's not your average shopping trip.

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They're trying out one of Dad's favourite hobbies - fishing!

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Ah!

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So, what do you reckon we should get your dad to cook?

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Well, my dad really likes salmon, he likes eating it a lot.

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-He likes a bit of fish?

-Yeah.

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-Yeah. Do you like fish?

-Yeah.

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Well, that makes sense then, doesn't it? What are your favourite foods?

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My favourite food is, like, sweet pastries.

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Ah! Bit of pastry.

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Do you know what, I think it's coming together in my mind.

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With three discerning judges to impress,

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Stefan and Mariam must push the boat out - well, their nets anyway -

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to fish for some ideas.

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I've got something!

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Chocolate!

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Ha-ha! Oh, yes, what have you got?

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Rubber duck.

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Quack-quack-quack.

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I've got some potatoes!

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Oooh, chips, lovely! What goes with that?

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Oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh!

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I've got it, I've got it! I've actually caught some fish!

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Oh, fish that's so fresh it's still in the packet!

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Oh, look at that! A message in a bottle.

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"I've finished cleaning, love, Dad."

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All right, we've got to go back. Come on, then.

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Woo-hoo!

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Yay!

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After picking up some less wet ingredients,

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Stefan must settle on his menu.

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Fantastic, what have you got in there?

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Raspberry, beetroot, butter.

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Pastry. And this, look at that, fantastic loin of salmon.

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Now it's time to reveal the menu to our Disaster Chef dad.

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Hold on, that salmon's got a face!

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Have a good smell, have a good feel. What does it feel like?

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I think I know what it is.

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OK, open your eyes.

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Yeah, I know what it is.

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What have you got there?

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-Trout?

-Wrong!

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It's a salmon. It's a beautiful, whole salmon.

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Real beauty, I like it.

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It's a little bit more complicated than that.

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Uh-oh!

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This is what you're going to be cooking.

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For the main course, salmon and beetroot puff parcels

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and potato flowers, and for dessert,

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scrummy chocolate tower filled with a creamy fruity fool.

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I'm hungry just looking at that.

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But it's not going to be easy.

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If Moustafa wants to cook his own fish,

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impress Mariam and the judges, he'll have to work his socks off.

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I feel pretty confident.

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You're the only one. I remember that risotto.

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Stefan's reputation's at stake too,

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so he's showing him exactly how it should be done.

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OK. Let's get cooking.

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It's Stefan's Crash Course.

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To make the perfect salmon and beetroot puff parcel,

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use a ready filleted salmon.

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Roll out the pastry. Chop beetroot and dill.

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Lay on top of the salmon. Trim the edges.

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Fold, flip and brush with egg wash.

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Bake then serve with potato flowers, asparagus and horseradish dip. Easy.

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If you're cooking, take care and always get permission

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from your adult.

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Slowly, slowly, slowly. Knife going straight down.

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Fingers tucked, tucked back, OK,

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otherwise you will take the edge of your finger off.

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OK, that's... OK, slowly, slowly, slowly!

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Slowly! It's like the start of an episode of Casualty.

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Try the dill.

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Really nice and slowly. Slowly! Slow down, slow down, slow down.

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Apparently not. How about potatoes?

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To make the perfect potato flower,

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the spud should be pound coin-thick discs, so they cook evenly

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and sit together well with the help of some melted butter.

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This is very thick, that's why he hasn't got so many pieces.

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Yeah, not good.

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How we doing here?

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£5. £5!

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Hey, let's move onto something less dangerous. The pastry.

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I've done this end. You can do the other end.

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Getting the pastry right is key.

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Too little and it'll be messy.

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Too much and it'll be undercooked. Over to you, Moustafa!

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OK, that's good.

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OK. Neat, keep it nice and neat.

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No! No! Argggh!

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Calm down, Stefan!

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OK, you've just sliced the end off here.

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Oh, I suppose he has got his hands full with this one.

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Key problem.

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There's an extremely high likelihood that Moustafa

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is going to slice a finger off, OK?

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Key element, in cooking, knife skills,

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and it's looking really bad at the moment.

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He's got to slow down.

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Stefan's salvaged the puff parcel, but Moustafa's potatoes are,

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shall we say, a little on the crispy side.

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On the whole, though, it's looking pretty good.

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What do you reckon?

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Good.

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Are you feeling confident about this for tomorrow?

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Yeah, very confident, I've done it many times before.

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Now for my favourite bit - pudding!

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For the perfect chocolate tower and fruit fool,

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spread melted chocolate onto plastic.

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Curl into a metal ring and set in the fridge with chocolate squiggles.

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Whisk the cream, then add raspberry juice, mixing with icing sugar.

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Pile crushed meringue, the fool and the fruit into the tower,

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topped with a squiggle and a garnish.

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What we're going to start with is your homework, OK?

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So we look at your homework. Maths.

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Erm, Stefan, I don't think you can eat that piece of paper.

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Chuck that away.

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What? Don't do this at home, kids!

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Take that out, hold onto that for me, and chuck that away as well.

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And we brush chocolate

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all over the homework file, like that.

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Yeah, my kind of homework.

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A baked bean tin is the perfect mould

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and means you can eat tonnes of beans, but be warned...

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"Beans, beans, good for the heart. The more you eat, the more you..."

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Oh, sorry.

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Need to go a bit faster than that. That's stirring, you need to whisk.

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So very, very gently, kind of bashing away like that.

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See those bubbles getting there?

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There you go. Come on, put some effort into it, man!

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The key to a fab fruity fool is adding icing sugar

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to raspberry juice when the cream's super stiff and not before,

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otherwise it'll be slop central.

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That, my friend, is how your dessert should look, OK?

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Never in a hundred years!

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OK, your training is complete.

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Do you think I'm ready?

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Not hugely!

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I'm not convinced either,

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but Moustafa's taking this very seriously.

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I feel very confident, actually.

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I need to sit down tonight, write everything down.

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But there's homework to do, and it's not eating beans.

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Remember to slow down. Revise those recipes.

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Think about being a perfectionist, and please, please,

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don't cut your fingers off.

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I will try.

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A chopped finger in his dinner wouldn't go down well.

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But Mariam's got faith.

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Well, I feel kind of confident about my dad tomorrow,

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cos the food which he produced now is very, very good.

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With two courses to make for three esteemed judges,

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Moustafa has a late night ahead, as practice makes perfect,

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or at least keeps his fingers intact.

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Well, there's nothing more I can do.

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Moustafa seems very, very confident.

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He's about ten times more confident than I am.

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What do I know?

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Just 24 hours ago, most of Moustafa's meals were either soggy

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or burnt, making daughter Mariam miserable.

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So our super food superhero, Stefan Gates, took our Disaster Chef dad

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under his culinary cape, and taught him a trick or two.

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That's good, that's good. Well done. Well done.

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Today, Moustafa must cook restaurant-standard food,

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from a posh floating restaurant's professional kitchen.

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He needs Yumms, not Yucks, from three surprise judges,

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but will he sink or swim?

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It could go either way on this one.

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Right, time to get things ship-shape.

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Now it's all aboard, and Moustafa must dress to impress,

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as he's determined to dazzle his diners.

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Hello!

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-You look ridiculous!

-No, I'm fine!

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Mariam is his waitress. He has a three-hour time limit.

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What could possibly go wrong?

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Three, two, one, get cooking!

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Moustafa's homework rules were, revise the recipes, slow down,

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and aim for perfection.

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Time to put them into practice,

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starting with pastry for the main, and he's already going wrong!

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It's thick in the middle and very, very thin at the edges.

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Try and do it the other way round.

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Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh!

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Bit of a problem. The pastry.

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Now, what Moustafa's done is he's rolled the pastry, which is good,

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but he hasn't done it properly.

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He's left a huge lump of it in the middle, and tiny little ends.

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If the pastry's uneven, thinner bits will burn

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or thicker bits won't cook, and Moustafa's looks too short!

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But he's not listening.

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The hat must have gone to his head.

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From now on, I'm going to call you chef.

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That's a bit optimistic.

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And after yesterday's frightening knife encounter, Stefan's leaving

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nothing to chance, giving Moustafa a gadget used by the experts.

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This is, essentially, chain mail.

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So imagine you're a medieval knight, you're going to put that

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over your hand, and this should stop you from cutting your fingers off.

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I'm thinking less medieval knight, and more the king of pop himself,

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Michael Jackson, as he's so "Bad" at chopping! Sorry.

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# I'm bad, I'm bad... #

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And now you can start chopping things, OK?

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The pastry should also be neatly trimmed to cover the filling.

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It's already uneven,

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and at this rate it's not going to be big enough, either!

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Very short round the edge, so I will try to come up with something.

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From the man who thinks sausage and salmon is a good idea,

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he should start over.

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Instead, he's just sticking an extra bit on at the end.

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I'm sure that's what proper chefs do as well.

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This one first, or this one first?

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Ah-ha! Someone's not done their homework!

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Oh, well, as long as he covers the filling.

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Oh.

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Thought so.

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Short.

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Oh, we are short.

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Disaster!

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But I have experience with disasters.

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OK, so I'm doing some patching here. Don't tell anyone.

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My lips are sealed.

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But Stefan might have something to say about it.

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And what's happened here?

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The little fella's just sitting on the edge there,

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-what's that all about?

-This is, my friend, patching.

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Patching. That's patch? On top, there.

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There was a big hole, was there?

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Nobody will notice.

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Fingers crossed. With the puff parcel prepped, it's onto the spuds.

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So that means the King of Pop - I mean, Moustafa -

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must don the shiny glove again.

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With just an hour left, it's time to up the stakes,

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and reveal today's judges.

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-So we thought...

-Feeling the pressure now.

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I should hope so.

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You should be. Judge One...

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is National School Chef of the Year, Alison Gann.

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If Alison doesn't know what kids like to eat, no-one does.

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The perfect person to judge

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if Moustafa's food's fit for Mariam or not.

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So every day, I cook in the school for the children,

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and I'm up against judgement a lot of the time.

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So today, this cook better be good, or I will be on his case.

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Making me feel nervous.

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Me too.

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Judge Two...

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is CBBC's master of magic, Fergus Flanagan,

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so Moustafa will need to work magic himself to impress Fergus.

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If anything's a complete disaster today, I will be using my very

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best magical skills to make that food vanish off the plate.

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Ah! You know this guy? More nervous now.

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Judge Three...

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..is best friend and local radio presenter, Chris Wright,

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who's escaped Moustafa's grub so far,

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but their friendship doesn't mean he'll be holding back.

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I'm a friend of the family, so I think they're hoping that

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I will be nice, but I will have to be brutally honest,

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and if I don't like it, I'll have to say, I don't like it.

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Arrggh!

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I have been doing a lot of effort,

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putting a lot of effort into this and I hope they will like my food.

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Well, get on with it then!

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There's less than an hour to go,

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and now Moustafa has to pass Stefan's dreaded spud test.

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Size of your potatoes.

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This is not fair. This is not....

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This is what we're aiming for.

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Around five pound coins.

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-Hasn't quite cracked it, has he?

-No.

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Maybe Moustafa's hoping if he supersizes the spuds,

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he'll be quids in with the judges.

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Better start running.

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There's less than half an hour to go

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and the pudding is still nowhere to be seen.

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When the time's run out, whatever you have has to go on a plate

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and head out there.

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Really? They cannot wait, like, ten more minutes?

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They're not waiting. That's all I'm saying.

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OK. Thanks for the pressure.

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As our judges settle themselves in, Moustafa's friends and family

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arrive to laugh at...

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I mean support him, including Mum, Shanaz.

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I'm sure he's under very strong pressure today,

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but I'm sure he will do it.

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The judges will declare Dad's dishes either Yuck or Yumm.

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It's the best of three, so two Yumms and he passes with flying colours.

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Two or more Yucks and this Disaster Chef will be walking the plank.

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Quite hungry now.

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With time ticking, and hungry judges, Moustafa must ignore

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Stefan's advice about slowing down, and hurry up prepping the pudding.

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Remember, the first rule of a faultless creamy fruit fool

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is whipping up the cream until it forms stiff peaks,

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before adding the raspberry juice.

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Just like...

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No!!!

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This should be turning into peaks. But still no peaks.

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I wonder why?

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Leave it a little bit.

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Leaving things always helps, doesn't it?

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Nooooo!!!

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Big disaster. The fool is a nightmare.

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It makes Moustafa look a bit of a fool, to be honest.

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It should be light and fluffy and delicious and kind of floaty.

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It's a big slurry.

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And the chocolate's not working either.

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Not melting. I don't know why it's not melting.

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Just a suggestion, move the pan to the heat.

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Oh, goodness. This should be on the back.

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With less than ten minutes to go, the potatoes are more like,

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well, potatoes than flowers.

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The uneven slices mean they haven't stuck together.

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So how you getting on?

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Running out of time, that's the problem.

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So the judges are up there waiting for their food.

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You are now late at getting the food to the table,

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so they're going to get more and more unhappy, as they wait.

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Moustafa's salmon and beetroot puff parcels with potato flowers

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should look like this and the judges are getting...

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this. Not far off, I guess.

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I'm very happy with what I've produced so far.

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Kind of surprised myself.

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And me!

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Cos it looks stunning.

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It does, I think you're right. OK, Mariam. Fingers crossed.

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Take 'em away!

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Big smile.

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£10 each one.

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Too late now.

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Dinner's served!

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-Lovely.

-Thank you very much.

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Thank you. Lovely.

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Wow.

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I think they'll be impressed with the plating.

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Lot of colour gone into it, so it looks pretty.

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But will the judges think it's up to restaurant standard?

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Salmon's beautifully cooked.

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I like it.

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That's very tasty. That is very nice.

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It is. It tastes really nice, actually.

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Result! But they're not the only ones judging Dad's dinner.

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Promising?

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What about the pastry?

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I don't think it's cooked well.

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Uh-oh!

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20 minutes in the oven.

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20 minutes would be fine, if it was the right thickness.

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I like the glaze there, but I think because it's quite heavy inside it,

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it's made it a little bit soggy.

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Alison has her reservations, but they're still tucking in.

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So I was a bit worried today that I was going to have to pull out

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my best trick ever and make it all vanish, but I'm very happy.

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Yes, it's easy to eat, actually.

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It is.

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Sounds like Chris will be inviting himself round for dinner now.

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But most importantly, has it passed Mariam's taste test?

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It's actually a bit better than what he usually does.

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OK.

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Yay! Praise indeed!

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But that doesn't mean he's got time to waste.

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There's no time to waste.

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-I think you should start on the pudding.

-OK.

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And Mariam's impressed.

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Oh, wow.

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That should look good, actually.

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Look at that. I think you've done a brilliant job.

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It looks great, it looks amazing.

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But there's still the matter of that flimsy fool.

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Here we go.

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If we've got a really lovely nice, thick fool,

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then it'll sit in there beautifully.

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-Eugh!

-Even worse than yesterday.

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Moustafa's challenge was to make

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a scrummy chocolate tower

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filled with a creamy fruity fool,

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like this one we made earlier.

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Spot the difference? But Moustafa can do no more.

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Wow. Wow.

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If I were the chef and eating this food,

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probably I will never come here again.

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So I'm guessing all the fool inside probably should have been

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within the chocolate. I mean, it's fallen out here.

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Not that I'm massively complaining but...

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But you kind of are. But you are right.

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Can't go wrong with chocolate, can you?

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It's very light.

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Tastes very nice.

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They were really outstanded by the presentation.

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Hey. Onto a winner.

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Don't celebrate yet.

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It's still got to live up to Mariam's standards.

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It actually goes together.

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The sweetness with the raspberries.

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Too sweet, not too sweet?

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Actually, it's good. Perfect.

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The taste is fine, isn't it?

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It's the texture that we've got a problem with.

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Well, he's improved since he first started.

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Yeah, I think he has to practise, like, being slow.

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Yeah. Calm down a bit.

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So that's what Mariam thinks. Now it's the judges' turn.

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It's The Verdict!

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24 hours ago, Mariam's Disaster Chef dad's food

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was either overcooked or undercooked.

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After learning from Stefan, he's whipped up a two-course meal,

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in a professional kitchen, for Britain's Top School Chef, Alison.

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CBBC presenter and magician, Fergus,

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and Moustafa's best mate, Chris.

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They'll judge Moustafa's meal on restaurant standards,

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and give a Yumm or Yuck.

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Two Yumms and he's a Disaster Chef no more.

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Two Yucks, and both he and Stefan will have egg on their faces.

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Thank you very much.

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Judge number one.

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Can we have your verdict, please?

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School chef Alison spotted the soggy pastry,

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but did the rest of the food win her over?

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The dessert was a little bit too sickly.

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However, the salmon was cooked perfectly.

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Whaaaaat?!

0:25:560:25:58

How did that happen?

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Magician Fergus liked the salmon,

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but he wasn't keen on the pudding, so...?

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Judge number two.

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If it's a Yuck, it could go either way.

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Another Yumm and he'll have only gone and flippin' done it!

0:26:100:26:13

It was a magnificent main.

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Bit of a disastrous dessert, unfortunately.

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Yumm!

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Has he paid them, or something? I mean, bravo!

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Shall we see if it's a clean sweep?

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But best mate Chris is surely no fool when it comes to pudding.

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I think the presentation was very good. The taste was good.

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However...this.

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Three out of three.

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I don't believe it, I don't believe it!

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Top man, well done. Well done.

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I'm really thrilled, but I don't think they have eaten my food.

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I don't either.

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Somehow, despite the soggy pastry and sloppy fool,

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Moustafa managed to magic up three Yumms.

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It's a miracle!

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You have a proper chef's crown!

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Oh, look, he's even getting the posh chef's crown!

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Get in!

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Brilliant. Well done.

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Moustafa may have been lucky enough to blag three Yumms,

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but he's most certainly not an expert chef yet.

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Hopefully he'll continue to improve, and make some amazing food

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for Mariam, and maybe even cook his own fish one day.

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I'm overwhelmed, actually. I didn't think I would get that, three Yumms.

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This guy couldn't cook a thing, and now I think, today,

0:27:330:27:37

he's produced his very own bit of magic.

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I think it's great that somebody that's not used to cooking

0:27:390:27:42

can actually produce something that good at that little length of time.

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Just amazing. I think he did really, really well.

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No more soggy risotto, definitely, and no more delivery pizza,

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so, no, I'm confident now it's going to be like a new era now.

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You're not the worst chef any more.

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Yes! Yeeees! We pulled it off.

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Mariam and I trained him up, we've un-Disaster Chef'd him!

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Bye-bye.

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Food fanatic Stefan Gates is on a one-man mission to try to stop the UK's mums and dads ruining mealtimes, but he has just 24 hours to teach Disaster Chef parents to cook a restaurant-standard, two-course meal in a professional kitchen for three mystery judges - including actor and CBBC presenter Joe Swash.

Mariam's dad Moustafa from Southampton cooks food, but it's either undercooked or overcooked - never in the middle - so it's Stefan's job to try and get him in chef whites and mastering salmon and beetroot puff parcels with potato flowers, followed by a scrummy chocolate tower filled with a creamy, fruity fool. If he gets two or more yucks from the judges he'll remain a Disaster Chef dad forever, but if he succeeds with at least two yumms then maybe, just maybe, Mariam can look forward to decent family food in the future.


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