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Heston Blumenthal is not a classically trained chef. Having spent many years touring France and staging in kitchens as he went along, every night Heston would go home and try and recreate dishes as perfectly as he could. After taking a punt in opening a restaurant in Bray, it very quickly became a must-see destination, followed by three Michelin stars, and was at one point the best restaurant in the world. Heston has become known for his ‘wacky’ approach, but it’s one that is desperate to make the most of every ingredient he turns his attention to.


heston blumenthal kitchen wizz pro food processor review

heston blumenthal kitchen wizz pro You may have noticed I rarely do full-on review posts like this. It's just not my thing. I'd run out of things to say too quickly. But for this gadget I'm willing to make an exception. You know how some kitchen gadgets get used once, and even if you like them you'll shuffle them away to a back cupboard? Or give them away? That's not the case with this one. This one has invaded my kitchen to the point where I've put others … Continue Reading ››

heston blumenthal’s ultimate cheeseburger

heston blumenthal's ultimate cheeseburger What is it with burgers? After spending the 2000s in the doldrums, they're now elevated to greasy lunch treat du jour. I was a little surprised to see this recipe from Heston pop up online; his In Search of Total Perfection Burger involves grinding different meat cuts together, the most laborious method for making a bun you've ever seen, and a quite detailed method of making cheese slices involving … Continue Reading ››

black forest trifle

black forest trifle When making this, I had to search my blog in case I'd made something like this before. I have a severe weakness for 'black forest'-flavoured things and I appear to have 4 separate choc-cherry desserts in my collection! This one has been back and forth with In Search of Heston and me, we've noticed how obsessed Heston Blumenthal is with both Black Forest things. and trifle. There was one made for Waitrose but to … Continue Reading ››
ingredients heston blumenthal wordcloud

which ingredients does heston blumenthal use?

heston blumenthal ingredient cloud infographic
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This word cloud gives a flavour of what Heston Blumenthal puts in his recipes. Phrases in a larger font are used more often (yum, butter). It's been made by pulling all the ingredient text from his four major domestic cookery books and firing it into the excellent Wordle engine. It shows that despite his reputation for off-the-wall, odd ingredients, the base of his cooking is comforting and familiar. Over and … Continue Reading ››

heston blumenthal’s perfect pizza

heston blumenthal's perfect pizza Let me be clear: this isn't Heston's recipe for perfect pizza. But it is my approximation of it. Driven on by In Search of Heston's go at the pizza, I felt it was about time I tried it. As they had gone boldly before I took their suggestions and incorporated into this pizza recipe. I was particularly drawn to recommendations to skip the pre-ferment stage (which involves making a proto pizza dough a day before) and avoiding … Continue Reading ››