Originally Posted by iammatt
It's interesting, for sure, but if you want to cook anything from it you will need to fill your cabinets with various cooking chemicals that are, in the long run, pretty useless at home and some odd equipment that is hard to find. It's not really meant to be used as a cookbook for home.
I don't have a kitchen big enough to even worry about attempting this stuff...
the books are nice brain food though.
A read of the Fat Duck book and you can probably surmise that Blumenthal regularly jerks off in the front of the mirror, though.