Look out for the new book by Heston Blumenthal to appear in October 2006: Perfection. The book is based on an eight part BBC series where Heston Blumenthal, chef at The Fat Duck and front player within the field of molecular gastronomy, travels (around the world?) to find out as much as possible about eight classic yet basic dishes:
1. Fish and Chips
2. Bangers and Mash
3. Spag Bol
5. Roast Beef
6. Steak and Salad
8. Treacle Tart and Ice Cream
From the book description at Amazon (where the book already can be preordered), I guess the book might resemble the must-read books by Jeffrey Steingarten: The man who ate everything and It must’ve been something I ate.
Simple is often best, and when combined with chemical kitchen know how, the results can be – yes – perfect! Needless to say, I look forward to read the book.