Time Machine Chefs

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Time Machine Chefs
Genre Cooking, Competition
Presented byBrooke Peterson
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes1
Production companyBreakfast Anytime
Original network ABC
Original releaseAugust 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)

Time Machine Chefs is a television special that originally aired on ABC in which four celebrity chefs were challenged to cook against each other using ingredients and tools belonging to a historical era. [1] [2] The program was divided into two rounds; the first challenged the chefs to create a Peking duck in 16th century China during the Ming Dynasty and the second saw the chefs create a Cockentrice in 1532 in the House of Tudor. [3]

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