Heston Blumenthal

(Heston Marc Blumenthal)

Heston Blumenthal
Heston Blumenthal
  • Born: May 27, 1966
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Chef

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Heston Marc Blumenthal, OBE is a British celebrity chef. He is the proprietor of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of five restaurants in Great Britain to have three Michelin stars; it was voted No. 1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2005.

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A lot of country pubs will receive Michelin stars.
And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
As we get older, we tend to become more risk averse because we tend to find reasons why things won't work. When you are a kid, you think everything is possible, and I think with creativity it is so important to keep that naivety. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
At home I've got 1,500 cook books and the spines have all gone, the pages are all torn - it's chaos.
Being branded number one restaurant in the world is actually very humbling.
But most is all to do with work. There are aspects of work that are enjoyable, that you could call a hobby. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Development is where my heart is focused because eating is the only thing that we do that involves all the senses. We eat with our eyes and our ears and our noses.
I am not the world's most confident person.
I have this desire to keep improving, so I find fault.
I haven't raised my voice for eight to 10 years in the kitchen. And I won't have anybody shouting. If I hear of anybody having a go at anyone else, they'll get disciplined.
I still love doing what I do, and I'm really lucky to get up in the morning and want to go to work. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Morning ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I tend to take negative comments to heart.
I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I was determined that if I failed it wouldn't be due to lack of effort.
I worked 120 hours a week for eight years. That's 20 to 22 hours a day every day and one week I only got 15 hours sleep.
I would try doing a dish 30 different ways.
I write and chop with my left hand and do everything else, including eating with a knife, with my right.
If it doesn't taste good it doesn't go on the menu.
I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed. Failure
It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to give up the family home and your security. Families, Children & Parenting
It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream.
I've got around 400 cookbooks.
No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.
Now my complaint is there are only 18 hours to work in a day. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Television forces people to be larger than life. I would be too shy. Life
There are so many issues in our oceans - like the near extinction of blue fin tuna - that should be taken more seriously worldwide.
This kitchen is completely calm. Some of the old-fashioned chefs - they become kings in their kitchen, they've got to be called chef. But I don't care if someone calls me chef or Heston, it really doesn't bother me.
To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
We sunk everything into it. It came close to going under several times.
We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd. Money, Coins & Minting
What gets me excited is the original principle.
You know how sad your life is when you know the release date of DVDs. Life
You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards. Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You think about some of the most memorable meals you've ever had; the food will be good but it will often be about locating a mental memory and taste is inexorably linked to all the other senses and memory, so ultimately it is all about taste. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture