About the Show
Heston believes the future of cooking lies in the secret recipes of the past. He heads back in time on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st-century banquets.
Series 1 Summary
The future of cooking, Heston Blumenthal tells us, lies in the secret recipes of the past. The gastronomic adventurer heads back in time on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st century banquets.
Episode 1 - Heston's Victorian Feast
Heston takes his inspiration from Alice in Wonderland , the quintessential Victorian novel, to create a version of the Mad Hatter's tea party but with creepy crawlies on the menu.
Episode 2 - Heston's Medieval Feast
In the Middle Ages, food was used as a source of entertainment and escape from the harsh realities of everyday life. In this episode, Heston creates a magical feast for celebrity diners.
Episode 3 - Heston's Tudor Feast
Heston Blumenthal creates an extravagant, flamboyant and spectacular Tudor feast for a group of celebrity diners including frog blancmange, a mythical beast and bone marrow rice pudding.
Episode 4 - Heston's Roman Feast
Heston Blumenthal creates a Roman feast of pig nipple scratchings, calf's brain custard, a hog filled with edible intestines and an unusual ejaculating cake for a group of celebrity diners.
Episode 5 - Heston's Christmas Feast
Heston creates the ultimate Christmas feast including a lavish appetiser loved by King Charles II made from whale vomit.
Heston also treats his celebrity diners to edible dormouse, venison and tasty snow. The feast is served to celebrity diners including actor Charlie Higson, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, comedienne Arabella Weir, former rugby player Matt Dawson, actor James Purefoy, and journalist Kate Spicer.
Heston's Feasts synopsis
Heston believes the future of cooking lies in the secret recipes of the past. He heads back in time on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st-century banquets.Episode Guide >