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In Search of Total Perfection

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Publisher Comments:

Heston Blumenthal has made his name creating such original dishes as

Snail Porridge and Nitrogen Scrambled Egg and Bacon Ice Cream at his

internationally acclaimed restaurant, The Fat Duck. In this book,

a single-volume edition of the bestselling Perfection books, Heston focuses his creative talent on reinventing some of our most

well-known (and most abused) dishes.

He travels around the world in search of definitive versions of sixteen

classic dishes: Roast Chicken and Roast Potatoes, Pizza, Hamburger,

Bangers and Mash, Fish Pie, Steak, Spaghetti Bolognese, Risotto, Fish

and Chips, Chilli Con Carne, Chicken Tikka Masala, Peking duck, Black

Forest Gateau, Treacle Tart and Ice Cream, Trifle and Baked Alaska.

Among the many adventures on his quest, he travels to Delhi and makes

an MRI scan of the marinated chicken in his Tikki Masala; he discovers

the secret to the ultimate crispy duck in Peking and experiments at

home by inflating a Gressingham on a footpump; he walks the Dickensian

streets of Lambeth and learns how to capture the essence of a fish and

chip shop in a perfume bottle, and he explores the Willy Wonka-esque

Tate&Lyle factory and tastes some seventy-year-old syrup that

proves an inspiration for the flavour of his treacle tart.

Total Perfection is an original, inspiring and fascinating voyage around the culinary globe.

About the Author

Chef Heston Blumenthal has

been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His

work researches the molecular compounds of dishes to enable a greater

understanding of taste and flavor. His restaurant, the Fat Duck, in Bray,

Berkshire, England, was awarded three Michelin stars in 2004, and voted the Best

Restaurant in the World by an international panel of 500 culinary experts in

Restaurant magazine's list of the World's Best Restaurants 2005.

Blumenthal lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408802441
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General
Author:
Blumenthal, Heston
Author:
Blumenthal, Howard
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-International General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Colour Inserts
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.02 in

Related Subjects

Business » General
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » British Isles
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » International General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » UK and Ireland
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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