Heston Blumenthal’s Absinthe Jelly

by James on March 1, 2009

“I’ve got no hallucinations yet,but I always think bananas taste better with three-legged cows in a vegetable shop.”

These rather curious words are apparently what Heston Blumenthal, the 3 Star Michelin chef, said after a session drinking absinthe in France. The line comes from UK television show Heston Blumenthal’s Feast (showing Tuesday 3rd March at 9pm on Channel Four) Heston is famous as an experimental chef and his creations include such wonders as “egg and bacon ice cream’!

As part of the show Heston prepares an absinthe jelly shaped like a ..errr..watch the show to find out. Gastronomy and absinthe are happy partners; an absinthe sorbet for example was served as part of a celebratory dinner for Gustave Eiffel in 1889.

If anyone knows why bananas taste better with three legged cows in a vegetable shop, or better have a good recipe to share using absinthe then please let me know.


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Cedric 11.26.11 at 3:27 pm

may i know which cookbook is absinthe jelly in?

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