ITV "Victoria's Palace"
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, an hour-length film exploring Victoria’s life at Buckingham Palace was broadcasted on Monday, 13 May at 9pm on ITV1. Victoria’s Palace, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham, told the story of how the young monarch turned an unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of the country. Miranda and I were asked to re-create typical dishes for this time period with Dr Annie Gray (food historian specialising in British food and dining, c.1650-1950). The dishes needed to reflect how Victoria and her “upstairs” household would have dined on a typical day during the start of her reign.