Good news out of the UK: Channel 4 ordered a second season of six episodes of Heston's Feasts. In season one, which ran four episodes long, Heston Blumenthal researched different historical periods — the Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian eras — to design and serve fantastic and decadent feasts.
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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 [...]
The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal mining the Tudor era for recipes—one of the dishes from this episode was frog blancmange. In Tudor England, blancmange was eaten as a savory dish, and not as a panna cotta dessert. Typically it was packed with chicken meat, but during the 70 or so days [...]
The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal exploring the Medieval era for recipes— the Middle Ages, he reminds us, was a tough time, what with a life expectancy of 25 and the Black Death killing 60% of Europe's population. Of course, the wealth distribution was totally out of whack, and the royalty indulged [...]
In the latest series from Channel 4 in the UK comes Heston's Feasts (website), Heston Blumenthal is cooking his way through history by mining the past for recipes. The first episode focused on the Victorian period, a decadent era fueled by absinthe, opium, and prostitution, or as Blumenthal calls it, an era "filled to [...]