Monday, February 20, 2012

What Would Marie Antoinette Eat?

Thanks to the direction of Heidenkind, I have spent the whole morning watching The Supersize Eaters; a show I know of....but always forget the name of.  I have a feeling many are familiar with the show and maybe even familiar with the episode that centers on Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI's meals.  If not, you are in for a treat! 



The first part of the video can be seen here and then the rest linked to.  I just can't decide what is more interesting: the crazy (and amount of!) food the royals ate or the humorous banter of the hosts (Sue and Giles) who genuinely look like they enjoy making the show.  Here they are playing billiards, an 18th century means of aiding digestions:

Wait, that looks familiar....hmmm.

15 comments:

Sanna K said...

Oh, I had almost forgotten about this one! It's quite hilarious!

Abby said...

The scene where they test electricity makes me fall out of my chair every time! I loved this show!

Retro Blog said...

I ADORE supesizers go,stupid name could have been Indulgences oh,wait that sounds like an expensive perfume. Do try the Supersizers go to Ancient Rome,Death by rose petals,um, maybe next time.

wan bean said...

love this programme too! My Dad calls it 'super eaters', which has become the official family name

Honora said...

so after seeing all this lovely food i make my own greasy delight of a fry up to have it spoilt by feeling sick watching the fifth episode of the 1st series -elizabethan. :p

Alexandriaweb said...

I loved this episode :D

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

They haven't shown this episode yet in the States on the Cooking Channel. This past week's episode was set in Elizabethan England and was hilarious.

Heather Carroll said...

I had my breakfast with Marie Antoinette and now I shall enjoy dinner with their episode on Rome. Hopefully I'm done eating before they get to the really gross stuff!

Tasha B. said...

Yay! I knew you would enjoy it. :) The Ancient Rome episode is really good, too.

Sue always has the best quips, but my favorite part of this episode is how traumatized the chef is at the end. Haha! Poor guy.

aurora said...

Interesting and fabulous show.

AshleyOlivia said...

Thank you for drawing my attention to this show! The ten minute clip was not enough... I had to go on Youtube and finish the episode. I am so jealous that Sue got to dress like Marie Antoinette. The outfit may be astoundingly uncomfortable, but I would still love to be queen for a day.

Ana said...

I love that show so much!

Alice said...

Oh my! I just watch that today! :D

Wendy A.M. Prosser said...

I see trailers for this show regularly and always wondered if they'd done an 18th century one. Thanks so much for the heads up!

Alexis said...

I love this!