Food Fit For Heroes



Dylan Winter challenges two RAF chefs to prepare exactly the kind of dinner that might have been served to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain in 1940.

To help them, they have the recollections of some of the `few', including Air Chief Marshall Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, and the advice of cookery expert Marguerite Patten.

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Dylan Winter challenges Royal Navy chefs Steve Pugh and Graham Wilkinson to prepare exactly the kind of dinner that might have been served to Francis Drake and his captains in 1588.

They visit Drake's home and Plymouth Museum and talk to historians Roy Strong and Peter Brears to research the meal.


Dylan Winter challenges army sergeants Billy Barrie and Dominic Rogerson to prepare a dinner that might have been served to the soldiers who fought Napoleon's troops.

They take advice from historian Roy Strong, Peter Brears, Ivan Day and Alicia Robinson on how to create an authentic 1815 meal.


Dylan Winter challenges two school cooks to prepare an authentic meal that might have been served to soldiers during the Civil War.


Dylan Winter challenges two catering tutors to prepare a Roman banquet that emperor Claudius might have eaten during the invasion of Britain during the first century.


Dylan Winter challenges two members of the Women's Institute to create an authentic Viking meal from the 10th century.