Sunday, May 16, 2010

Eating one's way through British history

My latest guilty (and slightly queasy) pleasure is watching The Supersizers, which features restaurant critic Giles Coren and comic Sue Perkins. This intrepid pair spends a week dressing in the clothing and eating the foods of a particular era of British history, assisted by professional chefs working from authentic recipes of the period. It's fascinating, hilarious, frequently nauseating—and enough to make one exceedingly grateful to be living in an age where clean drinking water is readily available and vegetables are not viewed with suspicion.

So far, I've watched the shows on The Restoration, The Regency, and The Victorian Age. Other available episodes include:
Thanks to Misha Klein for bringing this to my attention!

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