Heston Blumenthal must be an inspiration for photocopier salesmen everywhere. Once a photocopier salesman himself, he’s ascended the ranks in the food business to become one of its leading figures.
His remarkable journey bore a three Michelin starred restaurant called The Fat Duck, once voted the number one restaurant in the world.
I watched an episode of Masterchef: The Professionals (the UK version) and marvelled at The Fat Duck’s creations. Thing is, being Muslim comes with some unique side effects, and I suddenly wished I was the daughter of an Arab sheikh, who could hire The Fat Duck and its team for the evening to make me halaal versions of all their beautiful dishes. Until some Arab sheikh realises I’m his lost daughter, the restaurant’s dishes will remain separated from me by a TV screen.
However … it still doesn’t stop one from being amazed at the wondrous workings of this innocuous-looking restaurant.
To get an idea of what I’m talking about, watch this episode. It’s part one of the season five finale.
Now go and watch the other seasons of Masterchef: The Professionals. It’s one of the my favourite shows on the box at the moment.