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TV chef Heston Blumenthal uses Weston Park as inspiration for an episode of his latest series

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 19, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

TV chef Heston Blumenthal uses Weston Park as inspiration for an episode of his latest series

TV chef Heston Blumenthal uses Weston Park as inspiration for an episode of his latest series

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TELEVISION chef Heston Blumenthal filmed an episode of his new TV series at Staffordshire’s Weston Park.

Thursday's episode of Heston’s Great British Food will centre around the Sandwich, invented by the Earl of Sandwich in the 1700s.

The Earl would demand that servants brought him ham served in slices of bread to the gaming table. The scene was recreated in the library at Weston Park, on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border.

The Victorians developed the idea of afternoon tea and the programme will feature Weston’s Victorian Orangery, where guests were served sandwiches that were actually cakes and cakes that were sandwiches on edible plates with tea in edible cups and saucers.

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 Guy Day, head chef at Weston Park, said: “This is the second time that Heston has visited Weston Park and it has been a delight to not only host him, but to see him at work.“

The show is on at 9pm on Channel four.

 Meanwhile, visitors can see the locations where Great British Food was filmed when Weston Park opens for the summer season on Saturday. 

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