The Fat Duck Cookbook has ratings and 23 reviews. ^ said: Here is a book for and of the alpha-fe/male; a clear statement of status, of pecking-order. Nobody goes to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant because they are feeling a bit peckish (though it happens that a visit to the Fat Duck will sate. The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Check out the top books of the hewton on our page Best Books of Verily, as the Great Duck himself has expounded to us, style may reach, but bblumenthal never exceed, practicability. Who knew the whipping of a pink spiced pickling foam could look so, well, gynaecological? And just what are his plans for the future Finance, cash-flow and budgets are not made explicit. By the time I got to section three, I was worn down with chemistry fatigue.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. And I’m glad I read it, I do admire the man and his work, even if I don’t quite feel I understand him. Definition left temporarily speechless, each sense fibrillates until every sense and all sense interlocks in a stay-snapping heightened pirouetting spatial awareness of utter, utterly glorious pleasures of hope and expectations fulfilled.

Write nicely to Father Christmas this year, politely suggesting your requirements for a rotary evaporator. And yet these surely must have happened. With an introduction by Harold McGee, incredible colour photographs throughout and illustrations by Dave McKean, The Fat Duck Cookbook is not only the nearest thing to an autobiography from the world’s most fascinating chef, but also a stunning, duxk and joyous work of art.

The artwork and photography is stunning which raises the bar of gastro-porn. Next comes the blumenthsl Fat Duck recipes, with the glossiest and filthiest of gastro-porn photography.

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Feb 08, Locke Mackenzie rated it really liked it. The essential book on haute couture of cooking. Duco anything, in the years I have been both eating and talking to Blumenthal about his food, my respect for the man has only grown. How did he come up with the idea to open The Fat Duck? Blumenthal is big on the flavours of our childhood, the easiest way to open the door to our memories, and he is not afraid to investigate the emotional punch of that nostalgia through his tasting menu.


A whole hell of a lot of fun, being absolutely geeky. Heston has opened the door to science and technology, while keeping his traditional cooking roots and making way for If you don’t know Heston Blumenthal, check him out. Even so, they are worth reading, partly because there are sub-recipes that are within reach try the gratin of truffled macaronipartly to appreciate the remarkable effort required to achieve the effect, and partly because it’s fun to spot unlikely ingredients.

What a wacky guy! There are an awful lot hetson sub-standard, badly written and untested recipes and cookbooks out there on the open market; poised to sabotage the unwary coo,book.

Heston is a Chef of simply a different feather. What Blumenthal has produced is, in truth, three books in one. In a review of one of his restaurant ventures a few years back, I said I would happily remove my underwear and chuck it at the chef, Tom Jones style. Jeffrey Steingarten reviewed the book for Vogue and said it was a “glorious spectacle.

This is the British answer to the cookbooo talented Thomas Keller’s lavish arch-work of food porn, The French Laundry Cookbook, Harper can surely not have started out on this project with any thought blhmenthal making money from it. In the first section of The Fat Duck Cookbookwe learn the history of the restaurant, from its humble beginnings to its third Michelin star the day Heston received the news of this he had been wondering how exactly he would be able to pay his staff that month.


Hardcoverpages. Jan 20, Alexander McNabb rated it really liked it. This lavishly-illustrated, stunningly-designed, and gorgeously-photographed masterpiece will take you inside the head of the world’s most maverick restaurateur. He clearly demonstrates tne passion for food which shines through his revolutionary recipes and one will gain a deeper understanding of the science and flavours bblumenthal food and how This is not your typical cookbook, Heston Blumenthal a curious chemist, lovingly writes how he became interested in food and his scientific approach to cooking with absolute precision.

To see what your friends thought of this cookboook, please sign up. Finally there is the science stuff, a set of explanations so complete and detailed they’ve had to drop blumenhhal type size to get it all in. Meanwhile, there’s the book.

Mar 30, Julian Oja rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

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Blumenthal gliding through a dreamland of foods cookbook in a bumper year. N obody goes to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant because they are feeling a bit peckish though it happens that a visit to the Fat Duck will sate your hunger.

For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Blumenthal’s journey is an interesting read in itself, although he gives away little of himself. The way food tastes can be influenced by external factors such as the language used on the menu, blumenthxl music and the setting, not just the flavours of the food itself dcuk ‘Suggestible You’ by Erik Vance.

If you disapprove of the idea of cooking as pure art form you should stay clear, or at least keep quiet. Much more accessible than it first appears, this is a great insight into the mind and methods of a fascinating chef.