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Jellies are undergoing a makeover. Those lurid horrors relegated to the children's table are being superseded by grown-up delights, reclaimed from our noble jelly-making past.

Jellies were once the extravagant food of kings. Henry VIII showed off with them, the Victorians raised them to a dazzling art form, a far cry from the lurid teatime horrors served up at children's parties where jelly has since languished.

Simon Parkes celebrates our noble jelly-making past with historian Ivan Day, and looks to those raising it back onto its wobbling pedestal today: chef Heston Blumenthal, and "jellymongers" Bompas & Parr. And we ask food writer Jill Norman if jelly's savoury past could be set for a comeback.
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

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Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:00

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