In 1811, King George III, often referred to as the “mad king who lost America,” was declared unfit to rule, leading his son to assume the role of Prince Regent and ushering in the Regency Era in England. This era was characterized by indulgence in excess, lavish parties, extravagant fashion, and opulent food. While Jane Austen’s novels have immortalized this period over the past two centuries, it is now the Netflix hit Bridgerton that has captured the modern imagination.

Join John and Patrick as they explore the world of Bridgerton to uncover the role of fresh produce in high society. How did agriculture evolve during this time? Why were the elites obsessed with pineapples? And what surprising connection did celery have to sexual practices?

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