Historic Heston: a Radio 4 Book of the Week
Posted on: 21/10/2013 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, bbc radio 4, Book of hte Week, food, Food Historian, Heston Blumenthal, Historic Heston, history, Martine Bailey, The Great British Bake Off
While we’re waiting for the finale of this year’s series of The Great British Bake Off and Martine Bailey’s post to accompany it tomorrow, we’ve been catching up on last week’s Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.
If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly recommend that you do, but hurry, for there are only a few hours left to listen to Episode 1 here.
In Historic Heston, world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal charts the best of British cooking from the mediaeval to late-Victorian periods, and includes such wonders as quaking pudding (from 1660) and mock turtle soup (from 1892). Blumenthal examines the history behind the invention of 28 historic British dishes and the science explaining how they work. Blumenthal puts these dishes into their social context and Historic Heston is a wonderfully idiosyncratic culinary history of Britain.
Check back tomorrow for Martine Bailey’s final Great British Bake Off-themed post.