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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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Jan 01, Fraser rated it liked it. Everyone interested in Molecular Gastronomy or just generally the use of science in food owes it to themselves to read this book. Luckily enough for me, my friend acquired the nitro I love how obsessive Heston is with his approach to scientific cooking.

Hell, the oven that sits in most households today is not that old The recipes are more sub-recipes than you can shake a stick at. Dec 21, Wayne rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 20, Alexander McNabb rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I’m not expecting to cook any of the dishes from the recipes section, nor even sure I want to go and eat at The Fat Duck, but there are definitely lots of ideas and insights to take away.


Next comes the complete Fat Duck recipes, with the glossiest and filthiest of gastro-porn photography. It’s amazing food, but after consuming this much visually, I’m actually not sure it’s for me.

Life can be wonderful. I’m certainly not going to bother attempting any one of the recipes.

The Fat Duck Cookbook

But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of his restaurant has broken every rule in the book. Being a vegetarian I probably won’t be cooking out of this book. Oct 02, Penguin Random House Canada rated it it was amazing.

Mitchell Figueroa rated it really liked it Nov 19, The artwork and photography is stunning which raises the bar of gastro-porn.

Perhaps what is most extraordinary about the success of The Fat Duck is that Heston is entirely self-taught, save for three weeks spent in a few professional kitchens. Aaron Katovitch rated it it was amazing Nov 18, What else is there to say?

As Blumenthal himself says: Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Jeffrey Steingarten reviewed the book for Vogue and said it was a “glorious spectacle. This is not your typical cookbook, Heston Blumenthal a curious chemist, lovingly writes how he became interested in food and his scientific approach to cooking with absolute precision.

Finally, we hear from the experts whose scientific know-how has contributed to Heston’s topsy-turvy world. Many full pages carry artful illustration; many are filled by the cameraman.


Heston opened The Fat Duck in with no financial backing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

First, take your snails and your porridge…

Part I, History Heston’s improbable background and the unorthodox path he took to acheive his goal; his early ideas and early days running The Fat Duck, as well as his philosophy ueston what a blumdnthal should be and what a chef’s responsibility is in forwarding cuisine.

The recipes in this book are largely for other professional chefs looking to replicate the Fat Duck menu, as the recipes are far too complex and impractical for even the most enthusiastic home cook. Reading the recipes and hesto at the photography was a trip down memory lane, when I did cook and eat this way. Huge congratulations to Blumenthal and his team for this over the top, way over the top, effort.

Probably the physically heaviest book I’ve ever read from cover to cover, and well worth it! Lists with This Book. Was that why he shrank the text?