The Fat Duck Cookbook has ratings and 23 reviews. ^ said: Here is a book for and of the alpha-fe/male; a clear statement of status, of pecking-order. Nobody goes to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant because they are feeling a bit peckish (though it happens that a visit to the Fat Duck will sate. The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I was given this book for Christmas. Open Preview See a Problem? I found Heston’s discussion on the perception of food fascinating.

What else is there to say? For the first six months of air fares will also need budgeted for, as the restaurant will be operating out of Melbourne! Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I’m really pleasantly surprised by how much I appreciate his persectives.

I think after a few weeks I’ll probably go back to it and pick through those lavishly presented pages with a few too many baldy Blumenthal cartoons and photos, IMHO to plunder them for the odd idea or two.

I was pleasantly surprised by Heston’s curiosity and how that linked with his love of food has created this wonderfully investigative way of thinking about cooking Next we meet 50 of his signature recipes – sardine on toast sorbet, salmon poached with liquorice, hot and iced tea, chocolate wine – which, while challenging for anyone not equipped with ice baths, hestln, vacuum pumps and nitrogen on tap, will inspire home cooks and chefs alike.


A brilliant move to include these. I highly doubt I’ll attempt even a single recipe from this book, but it’s all-in-all a beautiful cookbook. Jun 10, Lana rated it liked it. Jeffrey Steingarten reviewed the book for Vogue and said it was a “glorious spectacle.

Heavy gloss paper accounts for much of that. Nov 19, Tomas Ramanauskas rated ocokbook it was amazing Shelves: By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

At the bottom-right of pagein a discussion of a langoustine dish, Blumenthal advises a ratio of 1: As for me, I can only see it as a very good thing indeed. I also felt we were missing scenes here, it all reads very straightforwardly, there are no tears, sackings, thrown ladles or disasters.

But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of blumentual restaurant has broken every rule in the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Each one comes with a stunning photograph or series of images, an anecdotal background and then the recipe itself, often consisting of several sub-recipes.

First, take your snails and your porridge…

Jan 01, Fraser rated it liked it. Heston is a Chef of simply a different feather.

The essential book on haute couture of cooking. I wouldn’t let that stop you buying it and plunging into the visually explosive world of Heston Blumenthal, because it’s certainly breathtaking.

Heston discusses the evolution of his cooking at his first restaurant The Fat Duck, which is duci very interesting journey. And that, finally, is the point of this book: What a wonderful book!


To ask other readers questions ghe The Fat Duck Cookbookplease sign up. Katrina rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Do we have to understand chefs?

Feb 08, Locke Mackenzie rated it really liked it.

The Fat Duck Cookbook

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Hell, the oven that sits in most households today is not that old Write nicely to Father Christmas this cat, politely suggesting your requirements for a rotary evaporator.

Technical equipment, chemistry and processes applied by Blumenthal are not that dissimilar from those of the manufacture of pharmacologically active drugs.

The Fat Duck Book will be carefully separated into the following three sections: Apr 17, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 11, Nate Cunnings rated it really liked it.

The Fat Duck Cookbook: Heston Blumenthal: Bloomsbury Publishing

No, but I felt more of a connection to Keller and his food, perhaps because it was more accessible? Be the first to ask a question about The Fat Duck Cookbook. I’m willing to dkck nobody ever tries to cook their way through this lot.