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Clarissa and the King's Cookbook

Clarissa Dickson Wright recreates recipes from Britain's oldest known cookbook, The Forme of Cury, a 700-year-old scroll written during the reign of King Richard II.

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.

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Mar 2018 22:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Clarissa Dickson Wright
Director Celia Lowenstein
Producer Celia Lowenstein
Executive Producer Nicola Moody

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