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Heston - inspiration for a foodie,
This review is from: The Fat Duck Cookbook (Hardcover)
Our designer son is passionate about Heston Blumenthal so we bought The Fat Duck Cookbook for him for Christmas. He came yesterday with his family and after opening his parcel he was dead to everything else going on.
It's easy to be distracted by the delightful art work but the ideas and reasoning (and honesty) behind the food creations are very worth reading. It's not just entertaining, it's sound.
And there are recipes! That was a surprise for son, he immediately pondered how he could make specialist equipment but most recipes are straightforward and could be created in a well equipped experienced cook's kitchen. I'm looking forward to being invited for dinner.
The trouble is that I hardly got a look at the heavy tome, it was securely held to son's heart as he left ... I'll have to buy another for myself.
The Fat Duck Cookbook is very good value and excellent quality, it will outlive any reader but there are two caveats: it's not for the faint-hearted and won't fit on most kitchen bookshelves.