Culinary alchemist and three Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal once again demonstrates his incomparable approach, revolutionising some of the nation's favourite dishes.

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-11-29

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection - Low-temperature cooking - Netflix

Low-temperature cooking is a cooking technique using temperatures of 45 to 85 °C (113 to 185 °F) for a prolonged time to cook food. Low-temperature cooking methods include sous vide cooking, slow cooking using a slow cooker, cooking in a normal oven which has a minimal setting of 70 °C (158 °F), and using a combi steamer providing exact temperature control.

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection - Flavour - Netflix

Flavours may be enhanced by the Maillard reaction, which combines sugars and amino acids at temperatures above 115 °C (239 °F). A roast meat typically has a brown crust, which is caused by such a reaction and is generally considered desirable. Meat can be cooked at a high heat for a short time browning just the surface, before or after being cooked at low temperature to obtain the benefits of both methods.

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection - References - Netflix