World-renowned chef to create food for British Airways

World-renowned chef to create food for British Airways

Famed chef Heston Blumenthal will transform inflight meals for British Airways on a new television show set to air on Channel 4, reports Business Traveller.

Channel 4 says that in the show, which will reportedly air next month, "Heston conducts outrageous and bizarre experiments to find solutions where other chefs have failed... [with staff] flabbergasted by his seemingly impossible ambitions."

At a recent press conference publicizing the opening of a new restaurant, Blumenthal did not reveal what food he prepared, although he did say that business class passengers would be able to enjoy his cuisine.

Blumenthal is the executive chef and owner of The Fat Duck, a three-Michelin star restaurant in the English town of Bray. The Fat Duck was named the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2005.

Blumenthal's cuisine is typified by what he calls his scientific approach to cooking. He reportedly enjoys using modern techniques and devices like vacuum jars and sous-vide cooking to to achieve unique flavors and textures.

Although it is currently unclear to what extend Blumenthal's cuisine will appear on British Airways flights, American passengers may have a chance to experience his food, as the carrier serves 20 different destinations in the United States.

By Arnold Meyer

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