The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

By Heston Blumenthal

Original Publisher
Bloomsbury
Date of publication
2008
ISBN
1596915501

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Len Fisher

Former food scientist, writer and broadcaster

OK, my recipe for fizzy champagne jelly is the first one in the book, but the main reason for putting this high on my list is that it tells Heston's personal journey to success as well as including many recipes from his famous restaurant, with a bonus of chapters from a group of us who used to get together regularly to talk about the science of cooking and bemoan the name "molecular gastronomy" that actually started as a joke.

Paula Forbes

Food writer and cookbook author

The first cookbook I ever reviewed, but also the epitome of the gonzo chef book. This sucker is expensive, heavy, gigantic, gorgeous, egotistical, gilded, ridiculous, wonderful. I adore it.

Chris Young

Co-founder of ChefSteps and author

Lorenzo Cogo

Chef and owner of EL COQ restaurant – one Michelin Star in Italy

Raymond Blanc

Chef Patron

Wolfgang Puck

Chef and restaurateur

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