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Supersizers Go Roman
#1
This Monday, BBC2, 2100, here's the blurb fromn the website,

Series in which restaurant critic Giles Coren and writer and comedian Sue Perkins experience the food culture of years gone by. This time they travel back to the early days of the Roman Empire. Living in a splendid villa, Senator Giles dons a toga while Vestal Virgin Sue dresses in tunics and keeps the fires of Rome burning.

Italian chef and cookery writer Valentina Harris slaves away in the marbled kitchen, cooking extraordinary meals, including the stinking fish sauce known as garum. When not gorging on delights from Valentina's kitchen, Giles and Sue try out the popular Roman snack lagana, the precursor of pizza and pasta, while attending the Colosseum.


Should be interesting, keep an eye out for some really nice samian ware cups that they use for their wine!
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#2
Hopefully this show will someday come to America. What is the show's title?
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#3
The title is, 'The Supersizers Eat...'
Here's the link for the BBC webpage for the series [url:hn74yvtw]http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lbttj[/url]
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#4
I suspect they'll focus on the more extrardinary recipes - all the stuff that made in into the Satyricon - but could be good. Apparently dormice will be making their inevitable appearance!

Still, previous ones have been quite entertaining so you never know...
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#5
I think that's the essential way to approach it: entertainment. They're certainly fun to watch, but hardly wonderful and balanced history.
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#6
Usually very entertaining.

Missing their slaves, they retreat back to Rome for a final banquet with guests actor Kenneth Cranham, historian Adrian Goldsworthy and food expert Angela Pagano.
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#7
Christy was highly amused by my grumbling and muttering at the tv. Big Grin
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#8
Well, I was surprised how little they seemed to like, as the Roman food I've cooked has always gone down well with me and people I've served it to. Still, perhaps those recipes (from a commercially available classical cookery book) had been specially selected as ones palatable to modern tastebuds...

Still, as entertainment it was fun, I know of at least one person who will not object to seeing Giles Coren in a bath wearing very little so that's her happy, and I shall never be able to think of the Vestal Virgins as anything other than "a load of Barbara Cartlands"! :lol:
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"What is - the Daleks?"
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#9
They deserved a medal for eating authentically made garum.

I missed the very end. Did they lose body fat?
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#10
No, they each gained 1% in bodyfat - but to be fair they had tended towards to luxurious end of the market (complete with Trimalchio's feast!) and hadn't really been matching their authentic Roman diet with the other aspects of an authentic Roman lifestyle.

But they never found out, as they were smothered to death with rose petals in an act of divine retribution for their gluttony. Confusedhock: Fortunately Adrian Goldsworthy and the other guests got out okay...
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"What is - the Daleks?"
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