Heston’s Great British Food: Heston Blumenthal attempts to create the ultimate fish and chip dinner

Heston Blumenthal

In his new series, Heston Blumenthal is celebrating great British food and each week will be taking on one iconic British dish.

Tonight Heston finds out the roots of the traditional fish and chip dinner and sets out to create a magical version of the dish. He starts by creating fish dishes from a bygone era such as one of Henry VIII’s favourites -a fake fish skin on top of a piece of battered turbot. He also whips up one of Queen Victoria’s much-loved dishes, a giant fake fish eyeball cocktail.

Heston then tries to blend an entire chippie menu, by creating the chip shop experience in just one bite. Plus, if that wasn’t enough already, he also adds some extras – edible rock pools and mushy pea ice-cream.

Heston decides to hold his fish supper in frontline wartime fishing port Brixham and turns a galleon into HMS chippy. Here he serves his fish and chip experience to those who make it all possible – fishermen and chip shop workers.

Heston’s Great British Food begins tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm

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