Heston's Feasts: Season 1, Episode 2

Heston's Medieval Feast (10 Mar. 2009)

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During medieval times, meals were the entertainment of the day. For Heston's medieval feast, he wants this sense of entertainment to be front and center. For the hors d'oeuvre, Heston is ... See full summary »

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Anthony Bloom ...
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Heston Blumenthal ...
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Kyle Connaughton ...
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Germaine Greer ...
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Craig Revel Horwood ...
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Jim Keeling ...
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Liz McClarnon ...
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Andrea Oliver ...
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James 'Jocky' Petrie ...
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Martins Ritins ...
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During medieval times, meals were the entertainment of the day. For Heston's medieval feast, he wants this sense of entertainment to be front and center. For the hors d'oeuvre, Heston is making meat fruit. During medieval times, it was believed that raw fruits and vegetables were disease laden. Hence, meat was often used to resemble real raw fruit. For Heston's version, he uses many different types of meat, but adds one special ingredient: bull's testicles. For the entrée, Heston uses as the main ingredient something that was popular for the day but that is virtually not seen on dinner tables anymore: lamprey. He wants to present the dish as if the fish was still alive in its natural habitat. With this dish, Heston learns that there is a fine line between "wow" and "disgusting". His main course is a straight take from the old rhyme "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie". Because blackbirds are a protected species, Heston instead uses pigeon. Included with the individual pie ... Written by Huggo

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