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MIPTV Picks 2013: Heston’s Fantastical Food

This series from UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal takes the concept of "super-sizing" to new and indeed, fantastic, heights.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT/LIFESTYLE

Partners: Produced by betty TV for Channel 4; distributed by DRG

Length/volume: 7 x 60 minutes

Aired: November 2012 (UK)

Rights available: Television and video rights for world, excluding UK

We’re all familiar with Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, but this series from UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal takes the concept of “super-sizing” to new and indeed, fantastic, heights. As a foodie who loves a challenge, Blumenthal sets out here to create giant versions of cherished meals and treats, in order to restore the wonder and excitement over food that we had as children. Expect to see more-than-generous portions of pub grub, the world’s biggest packet of Rolos, and a tea bag that could potentially serve all of London in this whimsical, appetite-whetting series.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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