Since so many of you enjoyed viewing our compilation of the 1988 BBC series “The Victorian Kitchen Garden,” we thought we’d put together a page for the sequel series, “The Victorian Kitchen.” In this eight part series, we meet a cook named Ruth Mott, who, in her youth, was a kitchen maid in a prominent English household. She’s given the task of restoring a historic Victorian kitchen for the sake of recreating meals that would have traditionally been served. Like its predecessor series, it’s a fascinating display of how much effort went into sustaining such opulent households, and a reminder of how much homemaking knowledge we’ve lost over the years.
Back to help Ruth is charming gardener Harry Dodson, from “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” . The interactions between Ruth and Harry are sweetly nostaligic, and a highlight of the series.
Again, the series’ DVD doesn’t seem to be available for purchase in the U.S., so the following links are to YouTube.
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 1: Introduction
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 2: Breakfast
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 3: Luncheon
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 4: Afternoon Tea
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 5: Dinner
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 6: Supper
The Victorian Kitchen, Episode 7: The Dinner Party