Carluccio and the Renaissance Cookbook

The BBC airs an hour long documentary on [Bartolomeo Scappi ->@wiki] and his Opera on 27 December at 8pm. The Indepedent has seen a preview and is very positive:

Carluccio and the Renaissance Cookbook gives us an insight into the excesses and flights of fancy of Italian Renaissance cookery, with its fashionable emphasis on sugar and spice. What I remember most, however, is an extreme close-up of a barbecue spit popping out through a suckling pig’s bum.

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