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Clarissa and the King's Cookbook

We Brits love our cookbooks - every year we buy millions of them and treat our celebrity chefs like royalty. But where did it all begin? Self-confessed medieval foodie Clarissa Dickson Wright tracks down Britain's oldest known cookbook, The Forme of Cury. This 700-year-old scroll was written during the reign of King Richard II from recipes created by the king's master chefs. How this ancient manuscript influenced the way people eat today? On her culinary journey through medieval history she reawakens recipes that have lain dormant for centuries and discovers dishes that are still prepared now.

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29 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Mar 2018 22:30


Role Contributor
PresenterClarissa Dickson Wright
DirectorCelia Lowenstein
ProducerCelia Lowenstein
Executive ProducerNicola Moody