Heston Blumenthal

By Chas Newkey-Burden

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  • Publication Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
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ISBN: 9781843584285
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Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is the man who turned the world of cuisine on its head and became a national hero with an OBE and three Michelin stars. Here, for the first time, is the full inspirational story of this enthusiastic, self-taught genius. Heston is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a laboratory where he loves to experiment for new ways to tantalise the taste-buds of diners at his Fat Duck restuarant. This biography traces his journey from a life-changing childhood holiday in France, through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc's restaurant where he stood up to a kitchen bully. It then follows him as - constantly pushing the boundaries of his work - he reached the top of his profession and received an OBE from the Queen.

About the author

Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Amy Winehouse - The biography, Paris Hilton - Life on the Edge, The Reduced History of Britain and Great Email Disasters. He is the co-author - with Julie Burchill - of Not In My Name - A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy. He has interviewed and profiled a host of celebrities including Rachel Stevens, David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, Jenna Jameson and McFly. His writting has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Time out, Attitude and the Times.

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