Heston's In Search Of Perfection

August 2017

S1 Ep7 - Spaghetti Bolognese

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Heston travels to Italy to break down and dissects the humble but delicious spaghetti bolognese, with versions from the traditional to the radical being tried and tested. First, Heston travels to the Bologna region of Italy and to the Trattoria Dell...
July 2017

S1 Ep6 - Roast Chicken

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It's back to basics as kitchen alchemist Heston Blumenthal tackles a classic Sunday roast - chicken with all the trimmings. Heston and his lab manager, Chris, begin by choosing the top bird - the French poulet de Bresse. The roast potatoes are next ...
February 2017

S1 Ep3 - Steak And Salad

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Steak And Salad - In search of the tastiest steak, Heston’s first port of call is New York. Here, he meets celebrated BBQ chef Adam Perry Lang. Together they look at how the age of the meat affects its flavour by conducting a taste test with cuts of...

S1 Ep2 - Black Forest Gateaux

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Black Forest Gateaux - Continuing his quest for culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal travels to Germany’s Black Forest in an attempt to revitalise the region’s famous gateau and transform it from tired Seventies favourite to 21st-century taste sen...
September 2016

S1 Ep5 - Pizza

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Pizza - Heston Blumenthal takes on junk food and tries to prepare a pizza superior to those that arrive on the back of a moped or from a freezer. Unsurprisingly, Heston begins his journey in Naples. Italy, the home of pizza. Back at his lab, in Bray...

S1 Ep4 - Fish And Chips

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Fish And Chips - Chef Heston Blumenthal’s crusade for culinary perfection becomes more complex as he struggles with batter and potatoes in his quest for a superlative plate of fish ‘n’ chips. To get his taste buds bursting, Heston stops off at his o...

S1 Ep1 - Bangers And Mash

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Bangers And Mash - British classics sausages and mashed potato, and treacle tart with ice cream, get the Blumenthal treatment. Heston’s search for perfect pork takes him to Ludlow on the Welsh border to visits the annual food and drink festival’s mo...
July 2015

S2 Ep9 - Heston's Perfect Christmas Dinner

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Heston's Perfect Christmas Dinner - Heston makes a Christmas feast for Terry Wogan, Kirsty Wark, Dara O'Briain, Rob Brydon, Richard E Grant and Sue Perkins. The guests are given mulled wine that is hot and cold in the same glass and edible Christmas...

S2 Ep8 - Trifle

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Trifle - Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal makes his version of the common English trifle. Unimpressed by an instant trifle kit, Heston meets with food historian Ivan Day. Together they milk a cow into a bowl of cider in an attempt to recreate th...
June 2015

S2 Ep7 - Risotto

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Risotto - Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal recreates favourite dishes. To make a perfect risotto, he visits two Italian chefs: one uses gold leaf and saffron, the other instant coffee and anchovies. Visiting Italian rice producers, he learns the...