The Trojan Hog on Heston's Roman Feast [video]

The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal mining the Roman era for recipes—one of the dishes from this episode was the Trojan Hog: a whole pig cooked sous vide in a hot tub, spit-roasted, brought whole to the table, and then sliced open so that sausages mimicking intestines fall out.

A little pompously, Blumenthal says, "Sometimes, I do question why I seemingly make life difficult for myself. Why do I feel this need to attempt things that might seemingly be impossible? And this is no exception. Fortunately, when a dish like this gets under my skin and in my blood, I've got no choice, it's almost like a magnetic force pulling me."

Maybe Blumenthal does have the right to talk that way, since this is a completely insane "dish" — who else removes the limiter off of a hot tub to cook a pig sous vide, and then uses an endoscope to guide sausages to the correct part of the belly? Madness.

Video: The Trojan Hog on Heston's Roman Feast: Part 1

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Video: The Trojan Hog on Heston's Roman Feast: Part 2

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