"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Book of the Day

The Fat Duck Cookbook
by Heston Blumenthal

I've been waiting for this book since 1996 when very happy customers of this UK restaurant came back to Los Angeles wanting to duplicate Heston Blumenthal's incredible recipes at home. Waiting and waiting and waiting.
Blumenthal, as you may know, is the self taught chef of The Fat Duck restaurant, in Bray, Berkshire, England. He learned to cook the really old fashioned way, traveling with his family, studying books and eating. He was sweating out meeting his payroll while attending a food fusion conference in Barcelona in 1998 when his first Michelin star was awarded. The restaurant has been fully booked ever since then and now boasts three Michelin stars.
The book is a reflection of Blumenthal's exploration of food and science. It is beautifully written and illustrated. If you are still waiting for your reservation to be confirmed you will most assuredly want to read and enjoy this book first.

click here to purchase the Fat Duck Cookbook

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