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Scone Palace to feature in new TV show Mary Berry's Country House Secrets

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Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scotland's monarchs, is one of four well-loved UK locations to feature in the new BBC show Mary Berry's Country House Secrets.

Mary's visit to Scone Palace takes her off the well-trodden tourist paths to meet the staff and owners, visit its gardens, private quarters and wider estate, and create sumptuous dishes in the Palace's stunning Victorian-style Old Kitchen.
 
Scone Palace's kitchen gardens - headed up by Brian Cunningham of BBC's Beechgrove Garden - provide the ingredients for many of the dishes cooked there, including its annual festive lunches every Christmas.
 

Mary Berry's filming at Scone Palace

Mary and her TV crew spent ten days filming at Scone Palace, which is owned by the 9th Earl of Mansfield. The Earl and Countess of Mansfield, daughter Lady Iona Murray and son William Murray, Viscount Stormont, all feature in the programme along with many of the Palace and Estate staff team. Mary is seen cooking with the Countess and Lady Iona, attends a ceilidh in the Palace and is accompanied by game keeper, Roddy MacIntosh, deer stalking on the Logiealmond hills.
 
Other stately homes featured in Mary's new programme, which airs on Wednesdays at 8pm beginning on 22nd November, include: Highclere Castle (the fictional Downton Abbey) in Hampshire; glorious Goodwood in Sussex; and Powderham Castle in Devon.
 
Lady Mansfield said: "It was such a pleasure being able to show Mary and her crew around and to share aspects of our daily lives here at the Palace. The food we serve here, both publicly and privately, is wrapped up in our history, with recipes inspired by the estate and dishes passed down through generations. It was inspiring to see Mary - whom I regard as one of the country's great TV personalities and cooks - soak up our history and use it to create her own gorgeous dishes."
 
Mary Berry said: "Britain is world famous for its stately homes and when it comes to food our country houses were the tastemakers. In this series, we will sample delicious dishes inspired by the history of our great houses, enjoy the lavish hospitality these homes were celebrated for and meet the families behind them. "
 
Mary Berry's Country House Secrets will air for four weeks on Wednesday evenings at 8pm on BBC One from 22 November 2017. The Scone Palace episode will air on Wednesday 29 November.

(images courtesy of BBC/Scone Palace)

 

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