Celebrate the holiday like you’re living in an abbey
They didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey, but they did do a lot of entertaining. There is right way and a wrong way to do things, of course, as the Crawleys are definitely not like other people. As the Dowager Countess says, without all the pomp and circumstance, they’d be like the wild men of Borneo.
Watch as the actors and series historical advisor Alastair Bruce explore the rites and rituals of traditional entertaining.
And you know all that food doesn’t get there by itself. See how Daisy and the rest of the kitchen staff does it in this video featuring the cast talking about the heart of the Downton kitchen: Mrs. Patmore.
Hungry for more? Read this Masterpiece article on the food secrets of Downton, with series food stylist Lisa Heathcote, to learn insider secrets about preparing and filming the gourmet grandeur that is Downton Abbey’s food.
And don’t forget about our free special preview events for the first episode of the new season! The first is in Louisville Dec. 18, followed by Lexington on Dec. 20. Registration is required, so sign up now.
Be sure mark your calendar now for the premiere of Season 5 of Masterpiece Classic’s “Downton Abbey” Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9/8 pm on KET.
And have a happy Grantsgiving from KET!