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    The Fat Duck Cookbook (Hardback) By (author) Heston Blumenthal

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    DescriptionIn this beautiful, smaller format edition of the award-winning Big Fat Duck Cookbook, we hear the full story of the meteoric rise of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck, birthplace of snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream, and encounter the passion, perfection and weird science behind the man and the restaurant. Heston Blumenthal is widely acknowledged to be a genius, and The Fat Duck has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by a peer group of top chefs. But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of his restaurant has broken every rule in the book. His success has been borne out of his pure obsession, endless invention and a childish curiosity into how things work - whether it's how smell affects taste, what different flavours mean to us on a biological level, or how temperature is distributed in the centre of a souffle. In the first section of The Fat Duck Cookbook, we 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). Next we meet 50 of his signature recipes - sardine on toast sorbet, salmon poached with liquorice, hot and iced tea, chocolate wine - which, while challenging for anyone not equipped with ice baths, dehydrators, vacuum pumps and nitrogen on tap, will inspire home cooks and chefs alike. Finally, we hear from the experts whose scientific know-how has contributed to Heston's topsy-turvy world. 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, colourful and joyous work of art.


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    Title
    The Fat Duck Cookbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heston Blumenthal
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 2,450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747597377
    ISBN 10: 0747597375
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14550
    Libri: ENGM3400
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    BIC subject category V2: WBB
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: KOCH3190
    BISAC V2.8: CKB101000, CKB000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.5094229
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WBB
    Illustrations note
    Colour
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    05 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Entirely self-taught, Heston Blumenthal is the most progressive chef of his generation. In 2004 he won the coveted three Michelin stars in near-record time for his restaurant The Fat Duck, which has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by an international panel of 500 experts. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.
    Review quote
    'What fun it is to follow in this gastro-wizard's footsteps' Observer Food Monthly