Edge Hotel School at Wivenhoe House has hit the headlines and TV screens for its work on the science behind the perfect roast potato.
Working with the maths department at Samuel Whitbread School in Shefford, the students proved that roast potatoes were crunchier and tastier if they are cut at 30 degree angles, increasing the surface area by 65 per cent, rather than the traditional method of halving and quartering them.
Their innovative approach captured the media’s attention and interest gathered pace after the story appeared on MailOnline. The story was picked up across the UK, including The Times and the Daily Mirror and BBC Radio. Students Ross Hastings and Elysabeth Yates were a star turn on ITV’s This Morning and the science behind the successful experiment was the top story on BBC Three’s website.
Of course we are now serving the ‘Edge cut’ potatoes in the brasserie!
Watch the original pitch to Heston below
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