Heston's Feasts Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Heston's Feasts: Season 2 (2010)

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Heston's Ultimate Feast

    The chef puts together what he considers to be the ultimate banquet, using courses from extravagant meals he has cooked in the past. He revisits the meat fruit appetiser from his Middle Ages dinner and the mock turtle soup from the Victorian feast. For the centrepiece, he chooses the Tudor-themed cockentrice, and rounds off the meal with a saucy dessert inspired by the decadence of Ancient Rome

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Heston's 80s Feast

    Inspired by his teenage years, Heston Blumenthal creates a meal dedicated to showing off the excesses of the 1980s. He begins by providing comedian Johnny Vegas, impressionist Jon Culshaw, singer Jamelia and columnist Caitlin Moran with a yuppie-themed starter of sake champagne served inside a giant mobile phone. Moving on, he serves up microwaved lobster, and concludes by combining a familiar brand of ice-cream with tiramisu to create a unique dessert

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Heston's 70s Feast

    DJ Jo Whiley, former model Jo Wood and musician Noddy Holder join Heston Blumenthal for a meal that reflects the memories of his Seventies childhood, beginning with savoury-flavoured ice lollies and DIY noodles. Next up is an inventive twist on the school-dinner staple of spam fritters, lumpy mash and cabbage, followed by an unusual dessert

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Heston's Gothic Horror Feast

    For his next meal, Heston Blumenthal decides to recreate the sensual thrills of 19th-century Gothic Horror novels. He creates a blood risotto starter and an edible Frankenstein's monster, before treating his guests to a Marquis de Sade-inspired dessert in the form of their own graves. Diners include Ulrika Jonsson, Nicholas Parsons and Colin Murray

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Heston's Titanic Feast

    For his next ambitious dinner, Heston Blumenthal takes inspiration from the adventurous Edwardian era, creating a feast worthy of being served on the ill-fated ocean liner. He prepares Antarctic roll in honour of sea-faring explorer Robert Falcon Scott, and camel burgers to celebrate Lawrence of Arabia. Guests are Edwina Currie, Michael Buerk, Nadia Sawalha, Donal MacIntyre, Olivia Lee and Adam Garcia

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Heston's Fairytale Feast

    Fay Ripley, Dan Snow, Alex Norton, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Jenni Falconer and Caroline Feraday join Heston Blumenthal for the second of his extravagant dinners. Taking the Regency period as his inspiration, the chef conjures up a fairytale feast owing debts of gratitude to a selection of weird and wonderful childhood fantasies. He prepares a Cinderella-style pumpkin for starters, and a stuffed boar's head taken from Snow White, before treating his guests to an edible Hansel & Gretel house

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast

    Reinventing dishes that remind Heston Blumenthal of the 1960s, a decade he believes is best represented by the psychedelia of Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His Sixties-themed feast for actress Tamsin Egerton, entertainer Patti Boulaye, singer Mica Paris, TV presenters Tim Lovejoy and Ben Shephard and broadcaster Mike Read features lickable wallpaper, duck a l'orange and a chocolate waterfall with edible rocks

Heston's Feasts: Season 1 (2009)

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Heston's Roman Feast

    For his final imaginative dinner, Heston Blumenthal takes inspiration from the Ancient Romans, whose theatrical banquets were known to push the boundaries of both taste and appetite. Among the dishes on offer are pig nipple scratchings, calf's brain custard, slow-cooked hog and a risque dessert. Guests include the Marquess of Bath, comedians Alexander Armstrong and Danny Wallace, actor Greta Scacchi, presenter Lisa Butcher and food critic Matthew Fort. Last in the series

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Heston's Tudor Feast

    Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, food critic Jay Rayner, presenter Alex Zane, hotelier Ruth Watson and TV personality Cilla Black join Heston Blumenthal for a Tudor-style dinner. Dishes on offer include frog blancmange, bone marrow rice pudding and an edible mythical monster - inspired by one ordered by Henry VIII to impress the king of France - with the head of a pig, the body of a lamb and the tail-end of a goose

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Heston's Medieval Feast

    In medieval times, food was used as a source of entertainment through which privileged diners were able to escape from the harsh realities of life. With this in mind, Heston Blumenthal invites Andi Oliver, Bill Paterson, Craig Revel Horwood, Germaine Greer and John Thompson to a feast celebrating delicacies native to the Middle Ages, including 'plums' made from bull's testicles, edible tableware, and pigeon pie - complete with live birds

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Heston's Victorian Feast

    Heston Blumenthal combines myth, science and history to recreate great feasts. In this first programme, he takes inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, bringing to life the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Among the surreal dishes he prepares are mock turtle broth, an edible garden, and absinthe-flavoured jelly, each of which will be sampled by his guests BBC correspondent Rageh Omaar, actor Gemma Redgrave, presenter Dawn O'Porter, journalist Toby Young and presenter Richard Bacon

Heston's Feasts: Special (2009 - 2010)

  • Special Episode 8: Christmas Special
  • Heston's Christmas Feast

    Chef Heston Blumenthal creates a unique festive feast inspired by dishes of the past. The gastronomic pioneer tries to create a spectacular menu in which every bite brings a new surprise to the senses. The menu includes an appetiser beloved of King Charles II with a most unusual ingredient - whale vomit - as well as dormouse (the Roman emperors' favourite snack), a venison fit for a medieval king, and an edible Christmas scene complete with flavoured snow. The feast is then served to celebrity diners including actor Charlie Higson, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, comedienne Arabella Weir, former rugby union player Matt Dawson, actor James Purefoy and journalist Kate Spicer

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