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Rook pie and the court of Henry VIII - RAU to feature on BBC Points West
Sabet Choudhury from BBC Points West visited the Royal Agricultural University earlier this week, to meet with Dr Richard Baines and find out more about ‘rook pie’.
2017 marks 60 years of broadcast for BBC Points West. To celebrate this landmark achievement, the local BBC news channel has created a heritage piece, looking back over more than half a century of television reporting. Whilst digging through their archives, they discovered a fascinating piece of footage showing ‘rook pie’ being sold in a local Gloucestershire pub in 1980.
Intrigued to find out more about this unusual dish, Sabet popped into the RAU to chat to Richard about ‘rook pie’, and the local and historical connotations. From the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 to interpretations of the well-known nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ – it seems that the humble ‘rook pie’ can be traced all the way back to the court of Henry VIII.
Tune in and watch the full interview on BBC Points West on Friday evening, 6.30pm on BBC One.
BBC Radio Four's Kitchen Cabinet at the RAU
We are delighted to be hosting an episode of BBC Radio Four’s Kitchen Cabinet on Wednesday 25 January 2017.
Running since 2012, the popular Kitchen Cabinet panel show is now in its 10th series.
Interested in attending the show, and putting your questions to the expert panel? We have a number of tickets to give away to RAU students and staff!
To be in with a chance of getting some tickets, please email your name and how many tickets you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23 January. You can also apply for tickets independently via the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_kitchen_cabinet_2017
The event will be held in the Boutfour Hall at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.
More about Kitchen Cabinet
The Kitchen Cabinet is a popular culinary panel show which discusses the hot topics in food, and challenges the audience to change the way they think about cooking and eating. The expert panel answer questions from audiences around the UK.
The panel is hosted by Jay Rayner, award-winning writer, journalist, and broadcaster. Having written extensively across British and international media, on everything from crime and politics, to the arts and fashion, he is now a feature writer and restaurant critic for The Observer.
Sitting on the panel for this show, we have: Zoe Laughlin, co-founder and Director of the Institute of Making at University College London; Andi Oliver, a judge on The Great British Menu and regular on Saturday Kitchen; Rachel McCormack, writer, broadcaster and chef; and Tim Anderson, freelance chef, food writer, and consultant.