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Why Heston Blumenthal Shaves His Head

The Guardian tells us why Heston Blumenthal shaves his head: "Remember the bear with the big red hair in the cartoon series Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch? Well, if I grow my hair it grows like that, so I don't have much choice," he says. [via]

Heston Blumenthal Hires a Magician

Appearing at last week's inaugural Tokyo Taste ("the world summit of gastronomy"), crazy genius Heston Blumenthal offered a glimpse at what's coming up next from the chef who makes diners listen to iPods while eating:
At the moment, he's working with a magician to find a way to ignite his signature flaming sorbet with a snap [...]

Charlie Brooker Really Hates the New Walkers' Crisps Flavors

Where to start with Charlie Brooker's assessment of the six trial flavors of Walkers' crisps on the market in the UK right now? The crisp (ahem, potato chip) brand has launched a contest in which the snack-consuming customer votes on a new flavor, and they've corralled the increasingly media-omnipresent Heston Blumenthal to weigh in as [...]

The Great British Food Fight Wrapup

Last week, the UK's Channel 4 ran a multi-format series called The Great British Food Fight, where four of the UK’s most renowned chefs tackled issues surrounding local food and animal welfare. We covered each of the programs individually and included video clips, because (a) these shows are all very good, and (b) it's unlikely [...]

Little Chef Graphic and Interior Redesign

Following up yesterday's post about Heston Blumenthal's Big Chef Takes On Little Chef, here are some photographs of the redesign of the Little Chef chain. Interiors by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by the design firm Praline.
You can see videos of the before and after here.

Big Chef Takes On Little Chef with Heston Blumenthal [video]

Editors' note: Last week, the UK's Channel 4 ran a multi-format series called The Great British Food Fight, featuring different programs with Gordon Ramsay, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Heston Blumenthal, and Jamie Oliver. Eat me daily will be reviewing all of these shows this week. Today, we're covering Heston Blumenthal's Big Chef Takes On Little Chef. We're [...]

British Chefsplosion: Blumenthal, Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ramsay, and Oliver Interviewed

Gordon Ramsay, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
In anticipation of the upcoming Channel 4 series Great British Food Fight (website), the Mail Online interviewed Gordon Ramsay, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Heston Blumenthal, and Jamie Oliver. While promoting their own individual programs, the chefs are surprisingly sincere. Totally worth a read.

Heston Blumenthal, and Jamie Oliver (as Ringo?)
After the jump, some choice quotes [...]

The Centerfold from The Big Fat Duck Cookbook [food art]

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We were flipping through The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (reviewed here), and we loved the details of the centerfold — a top-down view of Heston Blumenthal's brain (and Heston Blumenthal himself) — illustrated by Dave McKean.

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