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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.

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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 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. He also treats his celebrity diners to edible dormouse, venison and tasty snow.