Saturday, August 14, 2010

magical drinking potion by heston blumenthal

I was watching Discovery Science one day and saw a very interesting show, Kitchen Science. Its presenter, Heston Blumenthal, is the owner and chef of what is considered one of the top restaurants in the world, The Fat Duck. In that show, he discussed various ingredients and provided several examples to illustrate the effectiveness of the ingredient in various aspects, from mood to molecular composition that pertains to structure of the food, its taste, its texture and so on. Over the years, I have watched everything he has produced for television and read one of his books several times. As he named the show on which the book was based, Heston is always "In Search of Perfection" in the food he creates. A researcher in what many call molecular gastronomy, Blumenthal uses his technological advantages to make apparent the gesture that is the true spirit of the dish. In the following video, a magical potion that appears in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Notice how he uses several key processes to recreate something that Lewis Carroll probably never thought would be realized.


  1. thats so cool! expect for the turkey part ;p

  2. it could be weird to get some turkey between the other stuff. in concept, though, i think this drink is a great idea.