While Heston Blumenthal is one of many chefs to produce a home cooking book this year, it would be a mistake to assume this is an average, albeit British, collection of weeknight recipes and holiday roasts. Those are in there, of course, but this is Heston Blumenthal we're talking about here: he of the meat fruit and antique foods and whole hog sous vided in a hot tub. In Heston Blumenthal at Home, the Fat Duck/Dinner chef basically opens up his box of tricks and shows you what you can play with at home without getting yourself into too much trouble.
In addition to what purports to be a recipe for the ultimate cheese toastie (that's a grilled cheese to Americans), Heston Blumenthal at Home offers up takes on British classics, Blumenthal originals, and simplified versions of dishes from his restaurants. Thus, you find recipes for Scotch Eggs, Marmite Consomme, Lardy Cake, Mustard Ice Cream, and tiny dancing jars of "Green Tea and Lime Palate Cleanser." Heston Blumenthal at Home is out now from Bloomsbury USA (buy on Amazon). Here's an excerpt:
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