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 tells us, lies in the secret recipes of the past. The gastronomic adventurer recreates 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. He also treats his celebrity diners to edible dormouse, venison and tasty snow.