Heston's Fantastical Christmas

Wednesday 19 December 2012

The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar - Day 19

Don't miss Channel 4 at 9.00pm* tonight!

In our modern world, Christmas has lost some of its wonder. Super chef Heston Blumenthal wants to change that and plans to create a supersized festive food adventure, to be enjoyed by a group of adults who normally have to work on Christmas Day. Heston visits Hampton Court, and discovers that instead of turkey, our ancestors preferred to eat pig's head. Heston wants to put this on the menu alongside edible Christmas decorations.

The final part of Heston's historical yuletide wonderland takes inspiration from the Victorian period, and their love of Christmas pudding. Heston makes the biggest Christmas pudding ever - one that's large enough to step inside.

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To find out more about the history of the traditional Christmas dinner, why not pick up a copy of What is Myrrh Anyway? Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas (published in the US as Christmas Miscellany) today?

* Or Channel 4+1 at 10.00pm, for that matter.


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