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Fishbourne Roman Palace

The Kitchen Cabinet, Series 5 Episode 5 of 7

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 December 2013

Jay Rayner hosts this episode of Radio 4's culinary panel programme from Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex. Answering questions from the audience are resident food historian Dr Annie Gray, Catalan cuisine specialist Rachel McCormack, food writer Tim Hayward and 2011 Masterchef-winner Tim Anderson.

Amongst the magnificent mosaics of the Roman villa, we discuss the classic combination of sweet and sour, curious recipes of Apicius, the delicacy of fattened dormice and the merits of forgotten winter fruits.

We also find out the difference between black and white pepper, attempt to solve a marital dispute over brown sauce and ask the panel about their memories of gastronomic extravagance.

Food Consultant: Anna Colquhoun.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd.
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


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