Heston Blumenthal

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Heath's Chef R.L. King Blends British Fare and Theatrics

    London-based production company Punchdrunk (Sleep No More) opened The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel this November, bringing the immersive theatre experience to a restaurant setting and, in the process, equipping executive chef R.L. King with terms like "cue" and "understudy" -- phrases that would so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Like Lamb Tartare to the Slaughter, Checking in on Corey Cova's Flock Dinner

    "I thought this was a doughnut shop?" The gaunt man asked incredulously. He was standing inside Dough Loco, the latest venture from the team behind ABV, Earl's Beer & Cheese, and the Guthrie Inn.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Northern Spy Food Co.'s Hadley Schmitt: "I'd Rather Be the Disciplined Guy Than the Inspired Guy"

    Step into Northern Spy Food Co., and you'll likely spot Hadley Schmitt quietly and methodically working in his sliver of an open kitchen near the back of the space. Though he looks quite young, his demeanor is outs him as a seasoned pro, the product of a long career that began when his sister landed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    5 Sweet Treats for the Diamond Jubilee

    The English are getting ready to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth by dropping £823 million in four days. The Guardian reports that grocery stores will be the big winners, with Pimm's sales to soar by 260% and English wine (yes) to have its best week ever. Even if keeping up with the monarchy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Under the Toque: Olympic Menus, New Chefs at Jean Georges

    ​ Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out] Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Lab-Grown Hamburger to Premiere This Fall

    ​ A Dutch scientist has demonstrated that there's still new hamburger territory to be explored -- the artificial hamburger. Dr. Mark Post, of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, has developed a way to grow synthetic meat in fermentation vats, according to The Independent. Next fall, he will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    TMI On Prune Chef's Affair; What the Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Eating

    ​Government officials will not be asking food companies to remove cartoon characters from their ads and packages. [ABC News] A creepily detailed item on Gabrielle Hamilton exposes the Prune chef's affair with her sister's husband. [NY Post] Chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Grant Achatz are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Tickets Are Now On Sale for the New York Wine & Food Festival

    ​As of today, you can buy tickets for the New York Wine & Food Festival, which will return to town for the third year in a row from October 7 - 10. The usual Food Network suspects -- Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis -- will be there, along with such actual chefs as Heston Blumentha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Fish 'n' Chips Ice Cream Expands the Weirdo Ice Cream Universe

    Fredericks DairiesIf it looks like fish 'n' chips and tastes like fish 'n' chips...​Although we haven't experienced the pleasure (terror?) of sampling it, we're willing to bet that the fish 'n' chips ice cream being produced by an English dairy company qualifies for the Strange Snacks of the W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    NY Wine & Food Fest and Great American Food & Music Fest Loom on the Horizon Like Bloated Giants

    ​It's been awhile since a big, blowsy food festival descended upon the city and its environs, but rest assured that the gaping void left in the wake of last fall's New York Wine & Food Festival will soon be filled like so many Peter Pan jelly doughnuts.

  • Dining

    January 12, 2010

    The Breslin's Little Britain

    Woe to pigs who value their head and feet!

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Meat for Kids Not Up to Scratch; Beer Can Collecting Gone the Way of the Dodo

    ​Public school kids are getting millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the standards of many fast-food restaurants. McDonald's and Burger King test their ground beef 5-10 times more than the USDA does school meat. [USA Today] Giuseppe Cipriani, the Italian restaurateur who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Note to Food Bloggers: Keep Your Cameras and Notepads Away From Shopsin's

    Gracenotesnyc.comAbandon all hope, ye who blog here.​ Over at the Moment, the Times's Christine Muhlke recounts her trip to Shopsin's with Heston Blumenthal. Or sort of does: When she attempted to photograph and interview the Fat Duck chef, Kenny Shopsin's son, Zack, rather bluntly demanded th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Boulud Continues Worldwide Expansion; Blumenthal Moves on from Bad Fish Fiasco

    ​Just weeks after announcing a Singaporean outpost of DB Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud reveals plans to open a Bar Boulud in London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park next spring. Bloomberg reports that Gilles Verot, known for his charcuterie in Paris, will helm the kitchen. Boulud said in a statem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Naked Chef in America's Fattest City; Heston Blumenthal Serves Shite

    ​Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, has won her plagiarism case against author Missy Chase Lapine, who claimed that Deceptively Delicious was a ripoff of her book, The Sneaky Chef. [NY Daily News] The Greenwich Village restaurant Commerce has stopped accepting cash and will only accept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Fat Duck To Reopen

    Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred restaurant, the Fat Duck, will reopen tomorrow after being closed for over two weeks following a health scare. The restaurant closed on February 24th after some 40 customers complained of being sick following meals there. The number of customer complaints has sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Number of Sick Fat Ducks Growing

    After Heston Blumenthal closed The Fat Duck, one of the world's top restaurants, on February 24th, it was initially reported that around 40 customer had fallen mysteriously ill. Now as news of the outbreak has spread, the Thames Valley Health Protection says some 400 people have contacted it saying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Fat Duck To Hopefully Reopen Wednesday

    The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal's three-Michelin star restaurant in England, closed last Tuesday after dozens of customers reported feeling ill following their meal there. Now, nearly a week later, the cause of the food poisoning scare remains unknown. In 2005, the restaurant was named "the best pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 24, 2007

    Tom Colicchio's last meal

    He's debonin' the spatchcock