One courageous chef attempts to recreate America's favorite junk foods, transforming mass-market childhood snacks into culinary masterpieces.
S01:E01 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make a Gourmet Twinkie
Bon Appetit's Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet Twinkie without the hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients. The first test is Genoise cake, an Italian sponge cake. For the creamy filling, Claire uses 7 minute frosting. The second test is yellow cake and buttercream filling. Next comes chiffon cake, a light cake that uses vegetable oil. Finally, with some help from Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone, Claire decides to "Frankenstein" the recipe.
S01:E02 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Gushers
Do you gush with curiosity over little, chewable sugar blobs filled with goo? Claire Saffitz deconstructs and improves one of our favorite childhood candies!
S01:E03 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Cheetos
You love Cheetos. But do you know how to make them? Pastry chef Claire Saffitz goes on a 3-day experiment to make and improve on Gourmet Cheetos!
S01:E04 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Skittles
Claire Saffitz takes on another challenge, this time to recreate the tastes of the rainbow... Gourmet-style.
S01:E05 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Lucky Charms
Everyone loves Lucky Charms! Watch Claire's attempt to recreate your favorite childhood cereal.
S01:E06 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Oreos
What makes the oreo the king of the cookie? Claire attempts to find out as she makes a gourmet version of the greatest sandwich cookie of all time.
S01:E07 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Twizzlers
Twizzlers come in just about every flavor under the sun, but Claire only has one goal in mind: make a gourmet version of everyone's favorite. That's right -- the original, cherry-ish flavored Twizzler.
S01:E08 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Sno Balls
Sno Balls. Baby boomers will remember this post-World War II junk food favorite. Claire Saffitz returns to the Test Kitchen to try her hand at making gourmet Sno Balls.
S01:E09 - Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Instant Ramen
Claire. Is. Back. AGAIN. And this time she is attempting to make gourmet instant ramen. Everybody loves instant ramen, with its ludicrously salty, umami-rich spice packets and its impossibly wavy fried noodle bricks. Can Claire make a fancy version of this 70%-of-your-daily-sodium snack?
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