Heston’s back doing what he does best: cooking up a feast
The future of cooking, Heston tells us, lies in the secret recipes of the past. The gastronomic adventurer heads back in time through a myriad of historical and mythical culinary worlds on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st century banquets.
In each episode, Heston explores a period of extraordinary gastronomic innovation; recreating ‘lost’ recipes, discovering forgotten flavours and ingredients and travelling to remote areas to source unusual foods. His culinary quest takes him through Victorian Britain and Tudor England to the Medieval era and Ancient Rome.
Daring dishes on the menu include an entirely edible garden with insects, 24 blackbirds baked in a pie, a Trojan Hog with edible intestines and an unusual ‘ejaculating’ cake. Each of Heston’s historical quests will culminate in a spectacular banquet laid on for a boisterous bunch of celebrity diners.
This isn’t cooking for amateurs – so throw away your cookbooks and definitely don’t try this at home.
Feast begins Tuesday 3rd March at 9pm on Channel 4.
This looks quite fun. I’m not sure if he’ll try the unconscious plucked live chicken (if you’ve read his books, you’ll know…!) but I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. I’m especially intrigued to see what this is:
The Fat Duck tasting menu preview. We’ll quickly review the highlights of the tasting menu at The Fat Duck from our last visit in 2006 in anticipation of our upcoming visit in April 2009.