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Heston's Fantastical Feasts : Special Edition - Heston Blumenthal

Heston's Fantastical Feasts

Special Edition


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A sumptuous, signed special edition of Heston's latest culinary adventures inspired by fairytales and childhood nostalgia.

With gold edged pages, gold ribbon and gold illustrated cloth slipcase, each signed and numbered special edition is sumptuous and ultra-desirable.

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 but gradually, as is the way of things, the Chef's curiosity got the better of him and he began thinking up more unusual dishes, such as Snail Porridge and Chocolate Wine.

Word spread and reached the ears of the Executives who ran a television channel, and they summoned the Chef to their glass fortress. 'We command you to create six Fantastical Feasts,' they said. 'These must be based on history, but you may draw on fairytales and legends. We should warn you that the Quest will involve journeys to Transylvania in search of the legendary Leech Recipe of Sibiu, and to the Black Forest to eat the eyes of the Wild Boar of Munstertal. You must resist the temptations of the Burlesque Girls, and you must turn chocolate cake into a raging fireball and chicken's testicles into jelly-beans. There will be hunting for hallucinogenic mushrooms and cooking with Play-Doh. Out of this, you must create the most magical dishes imaginable.'

'Well, how about lickable wallpaper, a savoury Zoom lolly, a chocolate covered iceberg, a golden egg and an edible graveyard?' offered the Chef.

'It's a start,' said the Executives. 'Oh, and once you have achieved the Quest, you must bring us proof, in the form of a Book. But not just any Book. We want tales of extravagant ingredients, of revolutionary techniques, of familiar kitchen appliances put to unfamiliar uses. We want to see what you see. Taste what you taste. In short, we want complete and unparalleled access to your fantastical world.'

About The Author

Entirely self-taught, Heston Blumenthal is the most progressive chef of his generation. In 2004 he won the coveted three Michelin stars in near-record time for his restaurant The Fat Duck, which has twice been voted The Best Restaurant in the World by an international panel of 500 experts. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.


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He was so surprised when he opened it. He loved it so much! But he wouldn't be able to use the recipes in everyday life.



Gastromic Fantasies


We enjoy hosting themed dinners and neighbourhood events.There was no doubt in my mind that this book needed to be in my kitchen library.This well-written, well-researched book is filled with historically correct factual information for each themed story, practical & instructive applications, & reveting introductions to each of the feasts.The gorgeous photographs serve to bring the entire process alive.The complexity of several of Heston's preparations may well not be able to be reproduced in any even well-appointed household kitchen, but the creativity he shows can only expand the imagination on anyone involved in any field of cooking.To own a signed,numbered,limited edition of this unique gustatory adventure is truly an honour.



Heston's Fantastical Feasts

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PRAISE FOR THE BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK: It's not just a cookbook. It's not just an art book. It's not just a record of the most innovative and exhilarating self-taught chef to have ever come from the UK. THE BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK transcends all others because Heston Blumenthal transcends all others ... The cookbook will never be the same again. Independent on Sunday

ISBN: 9781408813201
ISBN-10: 1408813203
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th October 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 19.9  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition