Royal Recipes

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  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (13)

A royal-themed food programme celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II.

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Party Food
15. Party Food
December 1, 2017
Chef Paul Ainsworth impresses Michael Buerk with a dish from the Queen's 80th birthday dinner. Former royal chef Carolyn Robb recalls a special children's tea party and Dr Matt Green sips a royal cocktail at London's Savoy Hotel.
Young Royals
14. Young Royals
November 30, 2017
Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh cook 16th-century biscuits, which originally celebrated the birth of a prince of the realm. Dr Matt Green visits Scotland to learn about happy holidays spent at the Queen Mother's childhood home, and former royal chef Des Sweeney recreates a dish inspired by a state visit to Iceland, which became a favourite of the young royals.
Extravagance
13. Extravagance
November 29, 2017
Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth recreate a dish served at one of the most lavish royal banquets of all time. Dr Polly Russell hears about a 16th-century royal lads' night out that bankrupted England, and chef Michael Caines recreates a sumptuous dish he cooked for the Queen at Royal Ascot.
Holidays and Travel
12. Holidays and Travel
November 28, 2017
Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh fire up the barbecue to cook a favourite dish of Princess Anne. Dr Annie Gray explores the history of ice cream, once the exclusive preserve of kings, and former royal chef Des Sweeney relives his time in the kitchens at Balmoral Castle.
War and Strife
11. War and Strife
November 27, 2017
Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth recreate a royal dish that was a staple of wartime palace meals. There is a visit to Britain's oldest brewery, which played an important role during a 17th-century conflict, and chef Rob Kennedy remembers an extraordinary event to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Festivals
10. Festivals
November 24, 2017
Michael and chef Anna Haugh recreate a 16th-century savoury tart with which a Tudor king broke his Lenten fast. Dr Annie Gray visits the Isle of Wight to discover how much modern Christmas owes to Queen Victoria, and chef Dipna Anand cooks a Diwali sweet that impressed the heir to the throne.
Harvest
9. Harvest
November 23, 2017
Michael and chef Paul Ainsworth reimagine an unusual dish served at Prince Charles's 50th birthday party. Dr Matt Green visits Dyrham near Bath to learn the history of deer parks, and former royal chef Carolyn Robb recreates a favourite royal pudding using British autumn fruit.
Pomp and Circumstance
8. Pomp and Circumstance
November 22, 2017
Michael and chef Anna Haugh sample a luxurious dish originally created for Charles II. Wine expert Joe Fattorini meets the eighth generation of vintners to the royals. And revealing the extraordinary ingredients that went into one lavish dish at a royal banquet.
Sporting Pursuits
7. Sporting Pursuits
November 21, 2017
Michael and chef Paul Ainsworth recreate the pudding which was served to the Olympic Committee during Britain's successful bid. Dr Annie Gray is in Cowes to discover George V's passion for sailing, and former royal chef Carolyn Robb remembers the meal she served a prince recovering from a sporting injury.
Spice
6. Spice
November 20, 2017
Michael chef Anna Haugh recreate George V's favourite curry, and historian Dr Polly Russell discovers how Sir Francis Drake made a fortune for queen and country. The programme goes behind the scenes to learn the secrets of a famous condiment that has been a royal favourite since the 19th century.
Royal Visits
5. Royal Visits
November 17, 2017
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth reimagine a dish served at a royal banquet to a grumpy Persian monarch in the early years of the 20th century. Dr Annie Gray climbs aboard the royal train to discover the luxury in which past monarchs travelled, and chef Rob Kennedy recreates a dish served to a prince and his parents at a Sandhurst dinner.
Pies and Puddings
4. Pies and Puddings
November 16, 2017
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh knock up a fastidious queen's favourite pie. Historian Dr Polly Russell goes to Gloucester to trace the history of an ancient royal delicacy, and chef Cyrus Todiwala puts a royal twist on a classic British pudding.
Great British Bounty
3. Great British Bounty
November 15, 2017
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth discover a favourite dish of a 14th-century king. Dr Matt Green discovers the rich culinary history of the Queen Mother's childhood home, and chef Galton Blackiston recalls a dish he created for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Breakfast and Snacks
2. Breakfast and Snacks
November 14, 2017
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Anna Haugh cook a dish from an Edwardian full English breakfast. Dr Polly Russell leafs through some precious manuscripts at the British Library to learn more about royal eating habits, and former royal chef Carolyn Robb cooks a loaf that's a favourite of Prince Charles's.
Exotic Flavours
1. Exotic Flavours
November 13, 2017
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth rustle up an exotic pudding, which was a favourite of Henry VIII's. Cake maker to the royals Mich Turner recreates Prince Charles's sumptuous birthday cake, and food historian Dr Annie Gray discovers how the royal appetite for one exotic fruit spawned a grand architectural fashion.
Description

A royal-themed food programme celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II. Royal Recipes is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2017.

Where to Watch Royal Recipes

Royal Recipes is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Royal Recipes on demand at and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (13)