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The Doner Kebab

August 8th, 2010

Episode 1 of 621 episodes

Richard Johnson is on a mission to revive the fortunes of the British kebab. A life long lover of the world famous street food he's convinced that a more authentic kebab culture can flourish in Britain. On his travels he finds out how and why it became so popular here and where most of the UK's kebabs are made. Then, in order to understand the authentic techniques used in Turkish kebab making Richard travels to Istanbul and Bursa home of the Iskender kebab, a form of doner. Will the family run business share its secret recipes and methods and help revive the kebab's reputation in Britain? Produced by Dan Saladino.