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Technique or Ingredient

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#1 Jinmyo

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 06:41 AM

Heston, first thank you for taking some questions early and for the lucidity of your replies.

When considering a dish, do you first think in terms of a technique you would like to use or an ingredient?
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#2 Heston Blumenthal

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Posted 20 October 2002 - 04:00 PM

It depends. The idea for a dish can come from anywhere really, both an ingredient or technique can spark off an idea.
I do however, find it a bit of a nightmare to find quality fruit and veg in this country.
I think that, for this reason, technique began to be the primary driving force for a new dish.

My drive now is the fascination of why one dish can taste fantastic to one person and disgusting to another and how we process the information from our mouths to our brain.
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