Heston's In Search Of Perfection

March 2020

S1 Ep7 - Spaghetti Bolognese

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Heston travels to Italy to break down and dissect 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 Della Gigina, where he is surprised to find the famous meat sauce served with fr...

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 and the chef not only selects the ideal spuds for the job but also conducts...

S1 Ep5 - Pizza

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Heston 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. He begins in Naples, Italy, home of the pizza. At home, Heston starts work on preparing his own margherita. With all the ingredients in place, Heston attempts to cook his pizza in less than two min...

S1 Ep4 - Fish And Chips

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Heston goes on a quest for a superlative plate of fish 'n' chips. First stop - Micky's in Paddington, where the smell and atmosphere bring back childhood memories.

S1 Ep3 - Steak And Salad

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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 beef ranging from three days old to 12 weeks old. Having established the optimum age for a p...

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 sensation. Heston’s journey begins with a visit to Baden Baden and the 250-yea...
December 2019

S1 Ep1 - Bangers And Mash

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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 most popular event: the sausage competition. The chef then turns his attention to dessert and, w...
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 baubles filled with salmon mousse. Then a panel is opened to reveal the di...

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 the trifles of yore. A trip to Spain secures the perfect sherry and gives Hes...
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 importance of ageing the rice in barrels. The simplicity of the dish is al...