Heston Blumenthal

Chef who uses science as the basis of his recipes and author of The Fat Duck Cookbook...

Heston Blumenthal

Biography

Date of birth: 27 May 1966

Heston Blumenthal is often called a 'culinary alchemist' rather than a chef. His scientific approach to cookery has led to his restaurant, The Fat Duck, achieving three Michelin stars and the reputation of being the best restaurant in Britain.

Blumenthal is a famous proponent of multi-sensory cooking. He claims that, as eating is a complete sensory experience, it only makes sense to try to amplify the engagement with all five of our senses. This includes serving meals that come with particular soundtracks to listen to while you eat.

Before opening The Fat Duck in 1995 in Bray, Berkshire, Blumenthal's only professional experience was a week long work experience placement in Raymond Blanc's kitchen. The Fat Duck is only one of four restaurants in the UK to have obtained three Michelin stars. He has also opened a restaurant called Dinner in London which received its second Michelin star in the 2014 Michelin Guide.

Book and writing awards

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Best Cookbook of the Year Worldwide 2004 (Family Food), Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the Year 2009 (The Fat Duck Cookbook), British Book Awards Design and Production Award 2009 (The Fat Duck Cookbook)

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Historic Heston

Historic Heston

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Winner of Three James Beard AwardsCookbook of the YearCooking from a Professional Point of Viewand PhotographyBritish gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston...
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Historic Heston

Historic Heston (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 432 pages
Published: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Heston Blumenthal at Home

Heston Blumenthal at Home (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 408 pages
Published: 03/10/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Until now, home cooking has remained stubbornly out of touch with technological development but Heston Blumenthal, champion of the scientific... Read more

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Heston's Fantastical Feasts

Heston's Fantastical Feasts (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 03/05/2010
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Once upon a time there was a Chef called Heston who opened a small restaurant called the Fat Duck. At first, he served only simple French classics... Read more

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The Fat Duck Cookbook

The Fat Duck Cookbook (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 532 pages
Published: 05/10/2009
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In this beautiful, smaller format edition of the award-winning Big Fat Duck Cookbook, we hear the full story of the meteoric rise of Heston... Read more

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Historic Heston

Historic Heston (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 432 pages
Published: 10/10/2013
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British gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal,... Read more

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Further Adventures in Search of Perfection

Further Adventures in Search of Perfection (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 19/11/2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Heston Blumenthal's TV series In Search of Perfection, shown on BBC2 in autumn 2006, was so popular and successful that he has been commissioned... Read more

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In Search of Perfection (Hardback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 02/11/2006
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One of the world's most renowned chefs, Heston Blumenthal has made his name creating such original - and some might say bizarre - dishes as... Read more

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Family Food: A New Approach to Cooking

Family Food: A New Approach to Cooking (Paperback)

by Heston Blumenthal

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 04/03/2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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This is a book for all the family to use. It will encourage children to have a go at cooking with their parents. It will provide tips and advice on... Read more

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