Handel the Gourmand
Lucie Skeaping is in conversation with the late chef Clarissa Dickson Wright about Handel's love of food, and eating and drinking habits in the composer's day.
Another chance to hear Lucie Skeaping in conversation with the late cook Clarissa Dickson-Wright about Handel's love of food.
Contemporary pictures and biographers depicted Handel as being over-interested in food, having a "great appetite". From the famous London chop houses, and al fresco picnics along the Thames to new spices and curries, Lucie and Clarissa explore the eating and drinking habits in Handel's day.
First broadcast in November 2009.