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Michael Buerk presents a royal-themed food programme, celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II.
Michael Buerk is joined by chef Anna Haugh at one of the country's finest stately homes. In the kitchen they are celebrating food served to the royal family when they are enjoying country pursuits. Anna prepares sausages made from pheasant, which is said to the Queen's favourite game bird, and cooks up a dainty pastry and marzipan dessert from the cookbook of Mildred Nicholls, a kitchen maid at Buckingham Palace in the early 1900s. Historian Matt Green tours a grand shooting estate which has historic links with the royal family and looks at photo albums showing exactly what went on. The programme also follows Prince Charles's example and goes foraging for mushrooms.
Michael Buerk is joined by chefs Paul Ainsworth and Anna Haugh to showcase food inspired by the Commonwealth. The Queen is head of the political union of 52 countries and it is said that she considers it her greatest achievement. Paul is inspired by a dish served up to the Queen at a grand Commonwealth meeting in Malta, where she spent the early years of her marriage. Anna gets to cook on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, a floating palace and iconic symbol of the Commonwealth. Finally, Paul uses some of the finest ingredients from his mother's home on the Seychelles to cook up a seafood dish that's similar to those enjoyed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their honeymoon.
Michael Buerk is joined by chef Anna Haugh at one of Britain's grandest stately homes, to showcase the food served up to the Royal family when they enjoy a day at the races. Anna starts with a mini mutton pie a la Windsor, first served at Royal Ascot in the 1930s to King George VI. Royal commentator Ingrid Seward reveals that Prince Philip prefers to watch cricket over horses, and historian Annie Gray discovers how Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales, combined his two great loves - racing and food.
Michael Buerk is joined by chef Paul Ainsworth to look at food created for the Queen's favourite meal, afternoon tea. Paul starts with a Battenburg with a twist, creating a chocolate and vanilla version of a royal favourite. He also tries a recipe for Bath buns, which was discovered tucked into the recipe book of a Buckingham palace kitchen maid in the early 20th century. Historian Dr Annie Gray tells the story of the charitable Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, who chose to treat all the poorest maids in London to a grand tea party at a bishop's palace. Plus, royal cake-maker Mich Turner recreates a masterpiece she made for the Queen, but this time in miniature.
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