Chef Heston Blumenthal has
been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His
work researches the molecular compounds of dishes to enable a greater
understanding of taste and flavor. His restaurant, the Fat Duck, in Bray,
Berkshire, England, was awarded three Michelin stars in 2004, and voted the Best
Restaurant in the World by an international panel of 500 culinary experts in
Restaurant magazine's list of the World's Best Restaurants 2005.
Blumenthal lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.