Rat in the Kitchen exclusive clip: Is all sugar sweet?

Rat in the Kitchen. Image courtesy TBS
Rat in the Kitchen. Image courtesy TBS /

While culinary competitions fill daily food television programming, the new TBS show with chef Ludo Lefebvre and comedian Natasha Leggero has brought intrigue to the kitchen. As everyone tries to figure out which cook is the saboteur, chaos ensues. In this Rat in the Kitchen exclusive clip, episode 5 “The Case of The Pricey Pepper” has everyone questioning do they really know what ingredient is in that cannister?

In this Rat in the Kitchen exclusive clip from episode 5, the doubts are raised about who is and who is not the most knowledgeable in the kitchen.

The novice cook can be a great disguise for the rat. When people think that ineptitude is real, it offers a shield. Although few people could really mistake sugar for salt, the swap of sugar for a sugar substitute is quite smart. Without careful watch, that quick pour could go undetected.

But, the flavor is definitely different. Anyone who has had a sugar substitute appreciates it might be sweet although it is different from traditional sugar. The final dish would not be as expected.

Even if one cook caught a potential sugar swap and additional fact comes to light. Using brown sugar over white sugar is not a good option. It will make a tremendous difference in the final dish. Anyone who has used brown sugar in baking appreciates that it would impact the recipe.

Although this Rat in the Kitchen exclusive clip is only a small segment, it begs the question if the whole premise is a ruse? Could the two cooks be working together to confuse the other cooks? Sometimes chaos in the kitchen can lead another person in the wrong direction.

In the end, Rat in the Kitchen is meant to be entertaining. Whether people figure out the correct answer or just laugh along the way, the truth is that cooking and food is meant to be entertaining. No one is supposed to be super serious all the time.

But, at the same time, the best possible dish is always the goal. In this case, the good little chef is the rat that needs to be on the shoulder.