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Season Two of Heston Blumenthal's Feasts Announced

Good news out of the UK: Channel 4 ordered a second season of six episodes of Heston's Feasts. In season one, which ran four episodes long, Heston Blumenthal researched different historical periods — the Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian eras — to design and serve fantastic and decadent feasts.
In case you missed them, we posted [...]

Little Chef to Roll Out Heston Blumenthal's Menu Nationwide

The Little Chef chain of roadside eateries in the UK (similar to Denny's or Big Boy) has "taken the decision in principle to replace its menu with that created by the triple-Michelin starred chef in all its 175 restaurants," the Telegraph reports, starting with an extended trial in other parts of the country.
Back in February, [...]

Strict Interdisciplinarian: Building a Meal by Hervé This [review]

French gastronomic chemist Hervé This's new book, Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism (buy on Amazon) is as much an exploration of cultural culinary traditions as it is scientific ones, full of intentionally provocative speculations like "Every departure from one's culture is a piece of daring, a deviation—indeed, a perversion."
Structured along [...]

The Trojan Hog on Heston's Roman Feast [video]

The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal mining the Roman era for recipes—one of the dishes from this episode was the Trojan Hog: a whole pig cooked sous vide in a hot tub, spit-roasted, brought whole to the table, and then sliced open so that sausages mimicking intestines fall out.

A little pompously, Blumenthal [...]

Frog Blancmange on Heston's Tudor Feast [video]

The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal mining the Tudor era for recipes—one of the dishes from this episode was frog blancmange. In Tudor England, blancmange was eaten as a savory dish, and not as a panna cotta dessert. Typically it was packed with chicken meat, but during the 70 or so days [...]

'Meat Fruit' on Heston Blumenthal's Medieval Feast [video]

The latest episode of Heston's Feasts had Heston Blumenthal exploring the Medieval era for recipes— the Middle Ages, he reminds us, was a tough time, what with a life expectancy of 25 and the Black Death killing 60% of Europe's population. Of course, the wealth distribution was totally out of whack, and the royalty indulged [...]

The Big Fat Duck Cookbook to Spin Off Less Big, Way Cheaper Version of Self

Heston Blumenthal's epic The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (buy at Amazon) really lives up to its name. It is, seriously, big. One of the defining characteristics of the book, in fact, is its bigness — massive in size, massive in scope, massive in price. It's a cookbook that is more than a cookbook, it's a [...]

Heston Blumenthal's Victorian Feast [video]

In the latest series from Channel 4 in the UK comes Heston's Feasts (website), Heston Blumenthal is cooking his way through history by mining the past for recipes. The first episode focused on the Victorian period, a decadent era fueled by absinthe, opium, and prostitution, or as Blumenthal calls it, an era "filled to [...]

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