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Heston's Feasts is a cooking program that features a group of celebrity dinner guests eating foods prepared by Chef Heston Blumenthal. Chef Blumenthal is no stranger to preparing interesting and delicious fare. His restaurants in the United Kingdom have won numerous awards for its outstanding foods.

In each show, Blumenthal puts his own spin on ancient recipes that date back hundreds of years. The chef does his best to duplicate the foods with the exact ingredients, all the way down to the spices. On the occasion he cannot find an item, he chooses a substitute that will suffice. The chef also sometimes combines conventional cooking techniques with ancient techniques to preserve a sense of nostalgia. Blumenthal travels to many areas including Rome, medieval Britain, and Victorian England to find delicious and interesting recipes that were ancestral favorites. He manages to duplicate feasts from King Henry VIII and Caligula. The chef also creates menu themes based on books and historical events such as Alice in Wonderland, Heston's 70s Feast, Heston's Titanic Feast, Heston's Gothic Horror Feast, and Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast. Blumenthal prepares an appetizer, starter, main course, and pudding. Some of the foods he prepares include blackbird pie, meatfruit, mock turtle soup, pig's nipple scratchings, doormouse lollipop, and rice pudding.

Once the food is prepared, the chef invites food critics, historians, British nobles, comedians, and celebrities to sample the dishes and get their assessment. Celebrity guests include Alex Snow, Fay Ripley, Adam Garcia, Edwina Curry, Nicholas Parsons, Philip Rhys, and Mark Watson. Chef Blumenthal first brings out the appetizer to tantalize the guests' pallet and raise the curiosity of what's to come next. He follows the menu with the delicious starter, followed by the main course, which is usually the biggest hit. After guests have had time to absorb the meal, dessert is served. Blumenthal never disappoints as the diners seem to thoroughly enjoy the fare.

Tuesdays at 9:00 pm on Channel 4
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
March 3, 2009
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Food
8.4/10
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Heston's Feasts Full Episode Guide

  • Heston picks his favourite dishes from his first series of Feasts, including meat fruit from the middle ages, a mesmerising mock turtle soup from his trippy Victorian Feast, an ejaculating…

  • Heston returns to the 1980s, cooking up sake champagne in a giant mobile phone with edible sushi money, the ultimate toasted sandwich, a power lobster in the microwave, and a weightless…

  • Heston goes 70s retro, plundering the technicolour wonderland of his boyhood culinary experiences for a feast featuring savoury ice lollies, a luxury school dinner of spam fritters, lumpy…

  • Heston creates a banquet based on favourite 19th century horror novels like Dracula and Frankenstein, including blood risotto and an edible monster, and polished off with an edible…

  • Heston lays on an adventurous Edwardian feast worthy of being served on the Titanic. The menu features an Antarctic roll served on edible snow, inspired by Scott of the Antarctic, and a…

  • Heston makes a fairytale meal featuring a Cinderella pumpkin, a stuffed boar's head inspired by Snow White, and an edible Hansel and Gretel house for pudding. His guests include actress…

  • Heston explores the 1960s, an amazing age of food experimentation, with a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feast for celebrity diners including actress Tamsin Egerton and singer Mica…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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