6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not just a recipe book,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Total Perfection: In Search of Total Perfection (Paperback)
This is excellent reading. Heston provides a good insight into the chemistry of cooking. For instance, did you ever think that the heat generated when you whizz something in a food processor starts to cook it? In fact, did you ever think there was any heat being generated at all?
You don't need to have seen the TV series to fully appreciate this book. Whilst you might not cook the (limited) recipes in the way Heston suggests ... 18 hours at 50C for a rib of beef (plus four hours resting) and that's before you pan-fry it ... you will still end up knowing more about how to work towards "perfection" in your own cooking.
I really have to set time aside to construct the BFG!