Healthy Appetite is an exciting new eight part RTÉ One series about fabulous food. Each week, two of the country’s top chefs compete to see who can reduce the naughty elements in their decadent and delicious restaurant signature dishes and turn them into the healthy option.
In each episode TV presenter and healthy food guru Pamela Flood meets two top chefs in their restaurants where they whip up truly mouth-watering and seductive signature appetisers, main courses or desserts, like Paul Flynn’s luxurious ‘Crab Crème Bruleé’, Aoife Noonan’s divine ‘Assiette of Chocolate and Espresso’ or Michelin starred Derry Clarke’s sumptuous Surf n’ Turf.
The chefs are brave enough to allow their dishes to be deconstructed by esteemed dietitian Aveen Bannon who pulls no punches and tells them exactly how much fat, sugar and fibre is in each dish. This is every chef’s nightmare. Pamela then challenges the two chefs to join her in the Healthy Appetite kitchen where they’ll conjure up creative ways to make their tried-and-tested dishes healthier in a head to head cook-off.
Both chefs present their dishes to a discerning panel of judges, dietitian Aveen Bannon, food critic Ross Golden-Bannon and Michelin Starred Chef with a passion for healthy cooking, Adam Byatt of Trinity Restaurant in London. They will judge the chef’s efforts to see which one has improved the most nutritionally while keeping all the flavour and wow-factor of the restaurant original – proving that it is possible to make delicious restaurant-quality food that’s also good for you!
Viewers will enjoy seeing some of Ireland’s top chefs going head-to-head, such as Derry Clarke & Dermot Staunton, Paul Flynn & Maria Raftery, JP McMahon & Wade Murphy and Jess Murphy & Gareth Mullins.
Healthy Appetite was supported by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland through its Sound & Vision scheme.