He has a reputation for unusual ingredients, strange cooking processes, and adding a dash of the theatrical, but Channel 4’s latest food show, ‘How to Cook like Heston’ is perhaps his most accessible yet.
There’s no denying the oxtail and kidney pudding looked utterly amazing, or that the chilli con carne with cornbread muffins certainly took some effort, and those beef burgers sure looked tasty compared to the local rugby club’s efforts. But would people actually attempt these recipes at home?
Do try this at home
And so while watching while tweeting (which given that broadcasters are increasingly putting hash tags at the start of programmes more of us seem to be doing this) I asked twitter if anyone dare attempt any of the recipes featured, to which a few brave souls replied.
qinxiesays: @foodjournalist I'm always up for a challenge...! #heston
NHVFood: @foodjournalist yep, I'll give it a go!
meat_twoveg: @foodjournalist Yeah up for giving it a shot.
ailsa76: @foodjournalist defiantly going to give it a go, was going to attempt Julia child's challenge but Heston's more fun
And finally Steph, who’s signed up her other half.
StephMulrine: @foodjournalist My other half hasn't seen it yet, but I am pretty sure he'll be daring in the kitchen at the weekend!
So all our brave volunteers have to do is choose any Heston recipe from the series, try to cook it, photograph it, and write a few hundred words about how it went. Then send these to firstname.lastname@example.org - easy right? Well we’ll see.
If you’d like to take part you can do, just pick a recipe, try it and let us know how you get on.
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