Heston's Feasts: Season 1, Episode 4

Heston's Roman Feast (24 Mar. 2009)

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Heston wants his Roman feast to be lavish and theatrical. His first dish was considered a Roman delicacy: pig nipple scratchings. The recognizable nipples may have an effect on his guests' ... See full summary »

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Heston Blumenthal ...
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Lisa Butcher ...
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Kyle Connaughton ...
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Matthew Fort ...
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Rocco Panzarella ...
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James 'Jocky' Petrie ...
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Alexander Thynne ...
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Mich Turner ...
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Heston wants his Roman feast to be lavish and theatrical. His first dish was considered a Roman delicacy: pig nipple scratchings. The recognizable nipples may have an effect on his guests' ability to eat them. His second dish is calf brain custard; it was standard fare in Roman times to eat savory custards. The traditional recipe sounds and smells off-putting even to Heston, the recipe which includes rose petals and garum, which is fermented fish guts. He adjusts the amount of garum used to account for today's tastes, and serves the brains in a public friendly manner. He serves Trojan hog as his main course. The hog is presented whole, cut open at the table with its intestines spilling out from its insides. The intestines, however, are really sausages. Heston's challenges with this dish are to prepare the sausages so that they look like intestines, and to find a vessel large enough to slow poach an entire hog whole. For dessert, Heston wants something with a sense of humor. As such, ... Written by Huggo

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