This week, a bunch of chefs including Michel Roux Jr and Marcus Wareing are baking 50 mince pies each for charity. You can bid for the chance to frisbee them at your family this Christmas. Or feed them to the dog. Depends on the chef.
Ashley Palmer-Watts is deep-frying his mince pies, and I must admit I jumped at the chance to see this particular piece of culinary shark jumping. At the Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen I watched as he dropped the ravioli-like pies into hot oil. This is going to be a disaster, I thought.