Heston Blumenthal becomes a gastronomic time traveller as he turns off his blowtorch, puts on his chef whites and travels back in time to culinary worlds that have gone untasted for centuries, to find out if the future of food lies in the gastronomy of our past. Heston’s mission is to surprise jaded 21st century palates by scientifically reconstructing an inventive back-to-the-future banquet, consisting of forgotten flavours, textures and taste sensations. In each episode, he will create a spectacular mouthwatering historical feast, complete with all the sumptuous and excessive mayhem our ancestors took for granted.
Heston picks his favourite dishes from his first series of Feasts, including meat fruit from the middle ages, a mesmerising mock turtle soup from his trippy Victorian Feast and an edible monster from the times of Henry VIII called a cockentrice.
Heston takes his inspiration from Alice in Wonderland , the quintessential Victorian novel, to create a version of the Mad Hatter's tea party but with creepy crawlies on the menu.