Weekdays 15:45 on BBC One
The 45-minute programmes will see Michael visit the former Royal Palace, Audley End, and he will be joined by top chefs, including Paul Ainsworth and Anna Haugh, to cook up royal food past and present.
Plus, Michael will explore the recollections of Mildred Nicholls, a servant who worked in the Royal Kitchens more than a hundred years ago.
Mildred recorded the recipes and methods for dishes prepared for the King and Queen and now the Royal Archives has given Spun Gold access to this fascinating record of royal food at the turn of the century.
Inspired by the book and other royal food through history, some of Britain’s most exciting chefs will create favourite Royal recipes past and present whilst Michael adds riveting historical detail.
Michael Buerk says: “I've always wanted to eat like a king so Royal Recipes is a wonderful opportunity to do so. These days we are all fascinated by food and by royalty and these programmes are an irresistible combination of both.”
In addition, food historians travel the length and breadth of Britain to reveal how Royal food has shaped our nations' tastes and a host of guest chefs, some who have cooked for the royal family, give an insight into favoured dishes and meet the people who supply food for the Royal table.
The series was commissioned by BBC Commissioning Editor Alex McLeod who says: “This series is full of social history and fun anecdotes about the Royals. It is packed with recipes, most of which are worth making at home, so our viewers can actually eat like Kings!”
Creative Director Spun Gold, Dani Neumann, says: “Royal Recipes tells the story of our nation’s food. What was eaten in the royal household gives us a fascinating insight into social history and how food eaten by Kings and Queens sometimes shaped what ordinary people consumed. Michael’s innate thirst for knowledge and fascination with history brings life to Mildred’s very special menus from such a historic collection.”
The series will be Executive Produced by Juliet Rice. The series producer is Kate Roberts and Royal Recipes is due for transmission for early 2017.