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Made me feel like a kid in a sweet shop!,
This review is from: The Fat Duck Cookbook (Hardcover)
I have always been fascinated with the story of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck. He's always struck me as the Willy Wonka of the Cookery world. This book is great fun and as a cookbook - revolutionary. I think the most fun is to be had in reading how the recipes are made. It feels like a magician letting you into an inner magic circle. One can easily appreciate the hard work that goes into inventing and refining the foods shown and the book quality also reflects this. It's a wonderful tome with some of the most inspiring pictures of food presentation I have ever seen.
Other reviews have mentioned that one would need very expensive kitchen equipment to make some of these recipes, however, I think the main limiting factor is the unusual ingredients and the great time needed to make most of the dishes.
I thoroughly recommend this amazing book. Even if you don't get to make any of the recipes, I can guarantee you will feel inspired to try something different in your cooking, especially a taste for theatric presentation.