Kitchen Cornucopia

physicist and food-fanatic Peter Barham and chef Heston Blumenthal investigate the science of cooking.


01The Starter20010606

They create the perfect palate cleanser and an unusual crab risotto, and invite two guests to explain how the brain processes flavours.

02The Main Course20010613

They reveal how to cook the perfect saddle of lamb, the surprising truth about boiling vegetables and the real importance of fat in food.

03 LASTThe Dessert20010620

They show how to make a fresh pineapple jelly and explore the importance of shocks and surprises in cooking.