The Supersizers Go

The Supersizers Go

  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.8  (616)

"The Supersizers Go" is the hit culinary television series that takes a look at the diet of people from time periods of British history. Hosts Giles Coren and Sue Perkins will eat a week's worth of food from a certain time period. After eating the certain period diet for the week, both of them go to the doctor to find out how truly unhealthy that certain time period's diet is in modern medical studies. Starting in the Regency Era of British history moving forward all the way up to the 1970's it is a historic culinary tour of England's food history. The second season titled "The Supersizers Eat" takes a look at what Giles and Sue might have missed in the first season of the program. One culinary fantasy that is a visual delight, is the food of the French Revolution era of France. In this particular episode the chef that has the task of creating courses that are fit for the Court of Versailles, however, where the food is beautiful to look at, it is very rich and heavy. Another culinary spectacle that Coren and Perkins will embark on is to explain to their viewers the food of ancient Roman British elite. Out of all of the exotic fare that came from the far reaches of the Roman Empire, what made Britain such an asset was the local seafood that attracted the Roman Elite after the army had conquered Southern England. More closer to the 21st century was the package food craze of the 1980's that swept the British Isles by storm. Along with prepackaged meals, that became a normal staple of the middle class, high rollers in business enjoyed many gourmet food items with ample quantities of alcohol in corporate lunches and dinners that had their cost in the thousands. Both seasons have created a look at the food of Britain's past, with a unique insight from both Giles and Sue who give testimonial accounts how they felt after eating such meals. After watching this program many people will never look at food the same way again.

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Seasons
Ancient Rome
6. Ancient Rome
July 27, 2009
Giles and Sue experience what life would of been like during the Roman times when they live in a villa and enjoy the foods from the time.
The Twenties
5. The Twenties
July 13, 2009
Giles and Sue experience what life would of been like in the 1920's and taste different foods that were popular at the time.
The French Revolution
4. The French Revolution
July 6, 2009
Giles and Sue sample the dishes from Revolutionary France in the 1780's.
The Fifties
3. The Fifties
July 20, 2009
Giles and Sue experience what life would of been like in the 1950's when rationing meant that food was still restricted.
Medieval
2. Medieval
June 22, 2009
Giles and Sue live the lives of a Lord and Lady as they see what types of foods were popular in Medival England.
The Eighties
1. The Eighties
June 15, 2009
Giles and Sue look at what types of food were popular in the 1980's.
Description

"The Supersizers Go" is the hit culinary television series that takes a look at the diet of people from time periods of British history. Hosts Giles Coren and Sue Perkins will eat a week's worth of food from a certain time period. After eating the certain period diet for the week, both of them go to the doctor to find out how truly unhealthy that certain time period's diet is in modern medical studies. Starting in the Regency Era of British history moving forward all the way up to the 1970's it is a historic culinary tour of England's food history.

The second season titled "The Supersizers Eat" takes a look at what Giles and Sue might have missed in the first season of the program. One culinary fantasy that is a visual delight, is the food of the French Revolution era of France. In this particular episode the chef that has the task of creating courses that are fit for the Court of Versailles, however, where the food is beautiful to look at, it is very rich and heavy. Another culinary spectacle that Coren and Perkins will embark on is to explain to their viewers the food of ancient Roman British elite.

Out of all of the exotic fare that came from the far reaches of the Roman Empire, what made Britain such an asset was the local seafood that attracted the Roman Elite after the army had conquered Southern England. More closer to the 21st century was the package food craze of the 1980's that swept the British Isles by storm. Along with prepackaged meals, that became a normal staple of the middle class, high rollers in business enjoyed many gourmet food items with ample quantities of alcohol in corporate lunches and dinners that had their cost in the thousands.

Both seasons have created a look at the food of Britain's past, with a unique insight from both Giles and Sue who give testimonial accounts how they felt after eating such meals. After watching this program many people will never look at food the same way again.

  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (616)