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Watch: Meatfruit Looks Like an Orange, Tastes Like Meat

“The Meat Show” visits Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

In this episode of The Meat Show, host Nick Solares continues his carnivore’s tour of London with a visit to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. His mission is to try the famous meat fruit, a dish that Solares calls “one of the most unique dishes in all of meat eating.”

Meat fruit is essentially a liver parfait, wrapped in a mandarin orange flavored jelly, and shaped to have the exact size and texture of a mandarin orange. The appearance is a little uncanny. Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts explains how to eat the dish: “The balance of the gel is the right proportion [...] When you spread it on the bread, you’re getting the condiment along with the parfait.” This particular dish was invented at Dinner by Heston, but it pays homage to a classic dish made of minced meat and shaped to resemble an apple. Palmer-Watts elaborates, “we always start looking backwards into history, we take inspiration from that.”

As for the taste, Solares deems it “absolutely delicious.” For a closer look at how Dinner makes this surreal meaty mandarin orange, check out the full episode above.

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