Heston's Fantastical Food

Heston's Big Breakfast

Series 1 - Episode 1 Heston's Big Breakfast

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Review

When the creator of snail porridge says he wants to encourage us to enjoy a proper breakfast like we did when we were kids, you can be pretty sure it’s just an excuse for Heston Blumenthal to get out the liquid nitrogen and do his mad scientist bit.

So after a series of very messy experiments in the Heston kitchen (I pity
his poor cleaners), a train-load of early-morning diners are blasted with bacon-infused smoke and the sound of a cock crowing to get them in the mood for a fry-up before being served giant fried eggs made out of jellified yoghurt and mango puree, a supersized Shreddie stuffed with a variety pack of cereals and fruit juice-infused newspaper.

It’s magical, it’s daft – it’s very entertaining.

Summary

Heston Blumenthal brings back the wonder and excitement of childhood food memories and flavours on a monumental scale by super-sizing all manner of treats - from the world's biggest 99 Flake to a record-breaking bag of Hula Hoops - in a bid to reawaken the youngster in every viewer. He begins by tackling breakfast, using all his scientific skill to create the world's largest boiled egg and cereal on an epic scale - not forgetting the full English, which here includes metre-long sausages and jumbo baked beans. Adding to the fun, it's all served on Heston's own express train to busy commuters, those who usually don't have time to stop and eat in a morning.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Heston Blumenthal
Executive Producer Jenny Byrom
Series Director Jay Taylor
Series Producer Natalie Hill
Food