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Further Adventures in Search of Perfection: Reinventing Kitchen Classics

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The book to accompany the second season of the prime-time flagship BBC2 TV series


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The book to accompany the second season of the prime-time flagship BBC2 TV series

30 review for Further Adventures in Search of Perfection: Reinventing Kitchen Classics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    An exercise in attempting to produce the ultimate version of a particular dish/recipe. There's no doubt that Heston really gets down to the basics, Sourcing the ingredients to the roots and then trying various ways of cooking the dish. He has an experimental,kitchen, his laboratory, not kitchen, was in Bray, but I now understand it, that he has a unit in Slough. Having recently met the father of a girl who worked in the kitchens as work experience at 14, and who is now part of his main non catering An exercise in attempting to produce the ultimate version of a particular dish/recipe. There's no doubt that Heston really gets down to the basics, Sourcing the ingredients to the roots and then trying various ways of cooking the dish. He has an experimental,kitchen, his laboratory, not kitchen, was in Bray, but I now understand it, that he has a unit in Slough. Having recently met the father of a girl who worked in the kitchens as work experience at 14, and who is now part of his main non catering staff, everything you read is true. This father, and her mother, we're often asked to taste test a new recipe, or a full degustation menu. As a rather down to earth chap he rather poo poohed the idea of little dishes with a small glass of an accompanying wine. At the end of the repast, which would have cost £100+ per person, he realised why people were prepared to pay Heston's prices.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gina Bégin

    Started out great- I had skimmed his first "Perfection" book and loved the beautiful photography which carried over into this book as well. The last two chapters (dishes) were much shorter than the others and I think they were the ones that I was actually most interested in; however, I feel they were the right length by the end of the book because after reading so many explanations about food science and techniques (we're talking molecules, here!) it ALMOST became tedious to read. I did learn a Started out great- I had skimmed his first "Perfection" book and loved the beautiful photography which carried over into this book as well. The last two chapters (dishes) were much shorter than the others and I think they were the ones that I was actually most interested in; however, I feel they were the right length by the end of the book because after reading so many explanations about food science and techniques (we're talking molecules, here!) it ALMOST became tedious to read. I did learn a lot, though, and was able to use one of the ideas about keeping the "grain" of the hamburger meat the same way when making a burger (which was enjoyed by all). Heston is very thorough in his research and the book- in its entirety- was very detailed and interesting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This book as eight major recipes. Each chapter is blumenthals search for the best version of a given recipe including fish pie or chicken tikka masala. Then he describes how to cook that item in the best (and usually most complex) way possible. Most recipes include very unusual ingredients like kelp or oyster juice or malt extract.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Very interesting. A discussion on the development of 8 dishes and the quest to create the perfect version of each.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Aileen Noura Vitarelli

    ngeee! that is impossible for me to follow yr peking duck recipe Monsieur! the rest of the recipe are awesome

  6. 4 out of 5

    Pippin

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jonny Lennon

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ines

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tom Mikkelsen

  10. 5 out of 5

    Miia

  11. 5 out of 5

    Flavour Flavor

  12. 4 out of 5

    Clístenes .

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ross

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dennis Gruijs

  15. 4 out of 5

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  16. 4 out of 5

    Jenner

  17. 4 out of 5

    Olivierco

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  19. 4 out of 5

    PJ

  20. 4 out of 5

    Arrow

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jesu

  22. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Brown

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Hisgett

  24. 4 out of 5

    Vincent

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adam Williamson

  26. 5 out of 5

    Craig Shelton

  27. 4 out of 5

    John Scott

  28. 5 out of 5

    The Petit Four

  29. 4 out of 5

    Harriet

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay Durdle

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