Clarissa Dickson Wright tracks down Britain’s oldest known cookbook - The Forme of Cury - a 700 year old scroll written during the reign of King Richard II and recreates the extraordinary recipes therein.
Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth re-imagine a dish served at a royal banquet to a grumpy Persian potentate 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 d...
Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth re-imagine an unusual dish served at Prince Charles' 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.
The dishes on show include a favourite of Princess Diana cooked by her former chef Carolyn Robb, a chocolate soufflé said to be enjoyed by Prince Philip and an extravagant first course named after Queen Victoria's beloved husband Albert. All taste just as wonderful today.