In case you didn't already know Heston Blumenthal is a Chef ( that is him with the glasses- clearly- as he is not ( dressed as) an oompa loompa) . ARGUABLY one of the worlds best. He has a restaurant called The Fat Duck that is supposedly one of the best in the world. Now, personally I think they guy is an absolute wanker in the extreme, he is painful arrogant and I imagine surrounds himself with people who tell him how great he is. However, I love his show. Hestons Feasts is his cooking show but not like any other you have seen. He chooses a theme each weeks and holds an elaborate dinner party, for celebrities of course.
His cooking goes beyond food and using so much science that he is able to do things that just don't appear to still be food by the time he has finished with them. Nothing is ever what it seems. I have seen ( in series one) him serve what looked to be bangers and mash with peas that actually turned out to be dessert, so you think you are getting one thing but it is something else. I have also seen him set the table for a medieval feast and EVERYTHING was edible- the plates the knives and forks- everything but to look at you would never have known! It was amazing. Last night the theme was Willy Wonka- he made lickable wallpaper and a chocolate river and -wait for it- CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED WATER!!!! I know. I was excited too!!!??? and wondering loudly why cannot I buy this right now??
I won't try to explain it anymore as I may not do it justice but if you haven't already seen it and I am sure you can probably download the Willy Wonka episode from somewhere it's on Thursday nights at 830 on SBS. I am sure it is probably on cable everywhere else.