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Heston's Journey to the Centre of Food
Heston's Journey to the Centre of Food
Take a trip with the world's most creative chef, as he explores the amazing hidden secrets within our simplest ingredients.
6 days ago
50: Building the World's Biggest Ice Cream + bread and chocolate flavour pairing
Join Heston for a summertime celebration episode, where he delves into his ice cream van memories and reveals the secrets behind building the world's biggest ice cream. Plus 1934 sandwich recipes and white bread and chocolate flavour pairings.
May 31, 2021
49: Extreme Dining on Everest + Mormon jello salad and worst food ideas ever
Joining Heston and the guys this week is world famous explorer Johan Ernst Nilson, veteran of Everest, Mont Blanc and many other expeditions around the world, to explore the importance of food in the most extreme conditions of the world. Also the team dig into another strange food pairing from America involving jelly and cheese and Heston sets a new challenge to find the world's worst food inventions.
May 24, 2021
48: Breakfast Cereal - World's most sugary, fried breakfast flavouring and Special K's dirty secret
Join Heston for a dive into a bowl of breakfast cereal, as he delves into his fond memories of the multipack, the sugar secrets of our favourite brands, making parsnip and bacon and egg flavoured cereals and fighting over the toys in the bottom of the box. A snap, crack and pop-tastic journey deep inside our breakfast treats.
May 17, 2021
47: Dutch rice delights, food that smells of poo but tastes good + hand soap for dinner and tipping perils - May Mailbag
Join Heston as he dives into all your questions and ideas on the mailbag episode. From Vegemite and ketchup sandwiches to Heston's table tennis obsession, inside the Madrid Ritz to foods that smell of poo but taste good, take a trip deep inside our relationship with cooking and eating.
May 10, 2021
46: Heston's Ultimate Picnic + Cooking for Prince Philip and Scotch Egg Secrets
Grab your hamper and join Heston and the team as they head off for a picnic. Delving deep into the perfect picnic treats, including Heston's special pork pies, the secrets of his 'runny-centre' scotch eggs and scaring the Queen with liquid nitrogen.
May 3, 2021
45: US vs UK Chocolate Bar World Series + Cola crisps & deep fried Elderflower
Heston and the team are taking a trip across the pond today, as they pit the best of American chocolate bars against Britain's finest. Delving into Hersheys, Reeses and many more in a 'World Series' of chocolate bars. They'll also be discussing the merits of fried Elderflower blossom, cola crisps and the mystery of the 'Grab and Go'.
Apr 26, 2021
44: Journey Inside Rice + How to Cook a Perfect Steak and Mixing Peanut Butter and Celery
Join Heston, Jay and James as they take a trip inside the world's most eaten food Rice, to discover the secrets of this versatile and ancient ingredient, from Sake to curry, sushi to Rice Krispies and beyond. Plus the team discover a new flavour pairing and Heston passes on tips for cooking steak.
Apr 19, 2021
43: Service Please! + Biltong, chilli tear gas and dunking apples in eggs
Join Heston as he crosses to the front of house, to explore the world of service. From Basil Fawlty up to 3 Star standards, the team discuss the best and worst of service and the power this has to effect the dining experience. Plus they delve into chilli growing for tear gas, flavour combinations with eggs and Heston's love of Biltong
1 hr 7 min
Apr 12, 2021
42: The Wonders of Water plus Jellyfish, Chicken Feet and Swearing at Rice.
Join Heston for a remarkable journey inside his new passion project, the understanding of water and its power to control our lives, cooking, eating and emotions. From experiments swearing at rice to drinking water flavoured by lightening it's a brand new way of seeing our most important substance. Plus James explores stealing dresses from the V&A and the team explore eating jellyfish, chicken feet and fertilised eggs.
Apr 5, 2021
41: Fancy Some Crisps? + sonic win aging and full house of reds solved!
Join Heston, Jay and James and they journey to the centre of crisps. From Frazzles to Walkers, Salt and Shake to the origins of the crisp itself, they explore everything from the multi-sensory power of the world's noisiest crisp bag to the latest in flavouring spraying technology and how to fool your mind to make crisps taste crunchier. Heston reveals his own experiments making crisp flavours and the debate of the difference between crunchy and crispy rages. Plus sonic win aging, cheese and ginger combined and the elusive 'full house of reds' search is solved!
Mar 29, 2021
40: Some like it hot! Heston's Chilli adventure.
Take a trip with Heston deep inside our hot addiction - Chilli. To discover its power over us, why we love it so much and what the hottest chilli in the world tastes like. From Heston's curry memories to brain scanning chilli eating, it's a spicy journey.
Mar 22, 2021
39: Space Food
Join Heston and Jay as they relive their adventures making food for Tim Peake and the International Space Station. From flying in the 'Vomit Comet' to tinning a bacon sandwich, exploding space ships to testing tea on a fairground ride, this is a food adventure literally out of this world. Plus Heston sets a special 'disgusting food' challenge to listeners and the 'full house of reds' quest continues.
1 hr 4 min
Mar 15, 2021
38: 3D printing food, Heston's creativity secrets and growing wine in space - March Mailbag
Join Heston as he answers all your questions in another mailbag episode. From the latest coffee trends to future cooking technology, trying to find the most unhealthy foods, to eating in virtual reality, its a episode packed with ideas.
Mar 8, 2021
37: I Want Candy
Welcome to the American sweetshop, as Heston and the guys sample the best (and worst) that American Candy has to offer. From Tootsie Rolls to Toxic Waste, Taffy to peanut chocolate, come take a deep dive into a world of pure candy. Plus a special delivery of Panini football stickers arrives!
1 hr 2 min
Mar 1, 2021
36: Heston Smells
From wet dog to petrol, banana to the scent of meteorite, join Heston as he chats with renowned food scientist Harold McGee about the power of smell, exploring his remarkable new book 'Nose Dive' and delving deeply into the amazing world we can unlock with our noses.
Feb 22, 2021
35: Adventures in Milk
Get your goldtops ready for a special delivery from milkman Heston, as he delves into the mysterious world of milk. From the science behind why it froths to the secrets of the perfect milk skin, how to cook with it to drinking it straight from the udder, this is Heston's journey to the centre of milk.
Feb 15, 2021
34: The Food of Love
Join Heston for a valentines treat as he delves deep into the world of food romance. From the science behind aphrodisiacs to phallic cakes, rude Romans to sexy smells, come and explore the fascinating links between food and love.
Feb 8, 2021
33: Time for a Coffee
Join Heston as he takes a voyage inside the world of coffee. From the perfect blend to how not to order in Italy, the secrets of frothy milk to the ideal type of water, this is a fully caffeinated journey to the centre of coffee.
Feb 1, 2021
32: Cabbage and Chocolate - The Return of Flavour Pairing
Join Heston as he again delves into the fascinating world of flavour pairing, this time testing out the suggestions of listeners from across the world. From Kangaroo and Mango to Lager and Twirl, Banana and Tomato to Cabbage and milk chocolate, this is a tasting unlike anything Heston has done before.
Jan 25, 2021
31: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!
Join Heston as he shares all his ideas, memories and insights into the wonderful world of ice cream. From the Viennetta factory to Harrods ice cream parlour, Victorian ices to the latest in nitrogen ice cream making, come on a journey to the centre of ice cream.
Jan 18, 2021
30: Heston's School Dinners
From Spotted Dick, Spam and pink custard to a future of eating worm covered pizzas, Heston and the team discuss their memories and what revolutionary changes could be made for the next generation of school dinner eaters. So grab your tray, get in line, stand up straight, and get ready for a serving of school dinner, Heston style.
Jan 11, 2021
29: Tuna and Nutella Sandwich? - the Amazing World of Flavour Pairing
Join Heston as he reveals the science and magic behind the mysterious world of flavour pairing, an area of culinary creation that has led to some of his most amazing dishes. And how he fares when experimenting with blue cheese and chocolate and banana and parsley combinations.
Jan 4, 2021
28: Future Food - Robots, lasers and talking bottles
Jump into Heston's Tardis as we take a trip to the future, diving inside the latest stories and ideas from the world of food. From bottles that tell you when you're thirsty to lasers that zap our weeds and spray on packaging, this is time travelling Heston style.
Dec 28, 2020
27: Eng Vs Aus - The Chocolate Bar Ashes
Join Heston, Jay and James as they dive into all the weird and wonderful chocolate bars from Australia, trying all the most popular and pitting them against the best of British in the first ever chocolate bar ashes tournament. Plus some genuine (ish) bacon sandwich science. A chocolate coated new years special from Journey to the Centre of Food.
1 hr 1 min
Dec 21, 2020
26: Fancy a Chocolate? + Tea Dunking Sandwiches and Aussie Masterchef.
In this Xmas special Heston explores the joys of a box of chocolates, as he delves into the history, science and secrets of the iconic Quality Street Christmas chocolates. Plus he tries the Swedish tradition of dunking sandwiches in tea and reveals stories of his recent adventures on Aussie Masterchef and the French show Top Chef.
Dec 14, 2020
25: All Aboard Heston's Sleigh for the Xmas Mailbag
Heston delves into all your questions, from ultimate Xmas Pudding tips to his own disasters on the big day, best crumble ideas to the debate on just how long it's ok to leave up a Christmas tree (far too long in Heston's case!) this is all your Christmas questions answered by Santa's favourite chef.
Dec 7, 2020
23: Fancy a Mince Pie?
Join Heston as he dives into the festive world of mince pies. Discover the meaty secrets behind the original pies, how they (maybe) helped start a civil war, how to make the best filling and pastry and how Heston ended up on a little donkey searching for Frankincense.
Nov 30, 2020
24: You deserve a Bacon Sandwich
Join Heston, Jay and James for a journey to the centre of the ultimate comfort food. Heston explores how the humble bacon sarnie has possibly influenced human evolution, its similarity to the effects of taking drugs and how its appeal might even be linked to our prehistoric ancestors...plus the red sauce vs brown debate ignites once again.
Nov 23, 2020
22: Who'd like a Biscuit?
To dunk or not to dunk, that is the question! Join Heston, his long time TV producer Jay and Fat Duck Producer James as they travel inside the wonderful world of biscuits. What is the best dunker? Which is the oldest biscuit in Britain? How do you make the perfect biscuit? What odour molecules are released when we eat biscuits that make us love them so much? And why do us Brits love a dunk? All this and more as Heston journeys to the centre of the biscuit.
Nov 16, 2020
21: All Aboard Heston Airways for Airplane Food and Musk Sticks
Come fly the tasty skies as Heston delves into the science of making ultimate airplane food. From nasal douching to bacon sandwiches in space and breast milk it's a uniquely Heston journey. Plus Heston and Jay get their first taste of the Aussie treat Musk Sticks and it's not what they expected.
Nov 9, 2020
20: Wibble, Wobble, Jelly on the Plate
From vibrators to pigs heads, onion rings to flaming ice creams, you never knew just how big the world of jelly was. Heston take us all on an amazing journey into this wobbly world of culinary creation.
Nov 2, 2020
19: Who Fancies a Glass of Wine? (plus the greatest chocolate bar debate continues!)
Join Heston and his long standing TV Producer Jay as they delve into the wonderful world of grapes to discover one of the most expensive glasses of wine in the world, how rot can taste delicious and how to make grapes out of blown sugar. Plus the 'best chocolate bar ever' debate gets more entries that launch a few arguments.
Oct 26, 2020
18: Who Wants A Nice Cup of Tea?
Join Heston and long time TV Producer Jay as they explore the wonderful world of tea. From the most expensive in the world to the perfect dunking biscuit, special Fat Duck brews to the secrets behind PG Tips, this is a cup of tea Heston Blumenthal style.
Oct 19, 2020
17: Heston's Greatest Chocolate Bars
Join Heston and his long term TV Producer Jay, as they step through the history of our most iconic chocolate bars and Heston reveals the secrets behind them before unveiling his top 3 chocolate bars ever. Inspired by Roald Dahl this is a history lesson for the sweet of tooth, you won't want to miss.
Oct 12, 2020
16: Apple Adventures
Join Heston and Jay as they explore the wonderful world of Apples. Heston shares everything from scrumping, scrumpy, his perfect Tarte Tatin recipe, magical sugar blown fairytale apples and Fat Duck dried apples tips, all against the back drop of a crazy French rainstorm.
Oct 5, 2020
15: Magic Mushrooms
Join Heston and his long time TV Producer Jay as they explore the amazing world of mushrooms. From the 'Humungous Fungus' to the world's most expensive truffle, trying to eat magic mushrooms to grumpy hunters, this is Heston's journey to the centre of mushrooms.
Sep 28, 2020
14: Drinking Blood, the World's most Expensive Chicken and a Snoring Bulldog - Mailbag Episode
Join Heston as Jay puts all your questions to him. Anything goes on the mailbag episode as Heston reveals what he eats at home, the drink he's always wanted to have, who inspired him to cook and where to get the best Xmas treat in the world, plus more.
Sep 21, 2020
13: Heston's Sweet Shop Menu Secrets featuring John Hurt
Join Heston as he reveals all the stories and secrets behind his magical Fat Duck Sweet Shop. From white chocolate playing cards to edible sweet wrappers, capturing the smell of the sweet shop to a special appearance from John Hurt, this is an episode for anyone who fondly remembers their childhood sweet shop adventures.
Sep 14, 2020
12: Eating Baby Powder - Fat Duck Menu Secrets Pt-5
Discover how to transform a smell and an idiom into a magical dessert, as Heston reveals the inspiration and techniques behind one of the Fat Duck's most multi-sensory dishes 'Counting Sheep'. A wonderful journey to the centre of comforting flavours, smells and tastes and a reveal of just what a difference a fluffy spoon can make.
Sep 7, 2020
11: The Sound of the Sea - Fat Duck Menu Secrets - Pt 4
Join Heston and his long time TV Producer Jay on a trip to the seaside, as Heston explains all the secrets and stories behind the remarkable Sound of the Sea, one of the iconic dishes of the Fat Duck. Discover the power of sound to alter how you perceive food, how you make sand taste nice and how a dish can send people into tears of nostalgic joy.
Aug 31, 2020
10: Fat Duck Menu Secrets - Pt-3 - Crab Ice Cream
Heston shares the secrets behind the remarkable Crab Ice Cream, a dish that changed his whole approach to cooking and evolved the culinary world. In this 25th anniversary special Heston shares the stories behind its inspiration, creation and cooking.
Aug 24, 2020
9: Tasting a Smell - Menu Secrets of the Fat Duck Part 2
To celebrate 25 years of the Fat Duck, join Heston as he reveals the stories and secrets of the FD menu and unpacks the techniques and inspiration behind this magical experience. In this show Heston takes long time TV Producer Jay inside the remarkable Quail Jelly dish, that sees diners eating the smell of the forest!
Aug 17, 2020
8: 25 Years of The Fat Duck - Menu Secrets Pt 1
Join Heston as he takes on an exclusive journey inside the 25th anniversary of his iconic restaurant The Fat Duck, revealing the secrets and stories behind his most cherished dishes in a special series of podcasts. This week discover the magic behind Aerated Beetroot, Nitro-Poached Green Tea and Lime Moose, Orange and Beetroot Jellies and Red Cabbage Gazpacho with Mustard Ice Cream. By walking in Heston’s footsteps, you will discover for yourself the story of the Fat Duck, with all its ground-breaking originality, experimentation and innovation.
Aug 10, 2020
7: Burger Magic
Join Heston as he reveals his secrets for how to make the perfect summer BBQ dish, the burger. An adventure that goes from Genghis Khan to the streets of Germany, New York to Wimpy in London and covers everything from Heston's 'secret sauce' recipe to his quest for soft buns! A journey inside the iconic burger in a way only Heston can.
Aug 3, 2020
6: The Wonder of Beef
Join Heston and his long time TV Producer Jay, as they take a trip inside the amazing history and science of beef. From roast to steak Heston shares all the knowledge he has built over his career as one of the world's most inquisitive chefs. A deep dive into how to choose, cook and serve the most iconic of ingredients right down to the molecular level...plus the story of how beef won Britain the Olympics and where best to eat Puffin.
Jul 27, 2020
5: Awesome Onions
Heston takes a deep dive inside the amazing world of onions. Exploring our long culinary relationship with them, his tips on how best to cut and cook them and some special onion memories.
Jul 20, 2020
4: Perfect Potatoes
Join Heston as he deep dives inside the humble potato to reveal its amazing hidden depths. From how to cook the perfect chips to calculating the ideal 'dry matter' inside a potato, injecting chips with ketchup to getting kicked out of supermarkets for measuring his spuds, this is potatoes Heston style.
Jul 13, 2020
3: Splendid Strawberries
Dive inside the ultimate summer taste, the Strawberry, as the world's most creative chef reveals amazing details hidden inside this wonderful fruit.
Jul 6, 2020
2: Terrific Tomatoes
Heston deep dives inside the humble tomato to reveal why we love them so much. Exploring the link between breast milk and ketchup, the origins of pizza and why we're throwing away the best bits of our tomatoes.
Jun 29, 2020
1: Amazing Eggs
Heston and his long time TV Producer Jay take a deep dive inside the humble egg. Heston reveals wonderful new depths to this simple ingredient he has discovered over the past 25 years of cooking. Exploring what is happening inside an egg on a molecular level and revealing his tips on how best to cook them.
Jun 27, 2020
Heston's Journey to the Centre of Food - Trailer
Join Heston on his new adventure to explore deep inside our humblest ingredients, starts Monday June the 29th
Jan 28, 2019
The best raisin you'll ever eat!
Heston shows you how to control your mind to eat like never before and explains the booziest way to stay cool
Jan 21, 2019
Heston gets all touchy feely
Heston rubs brooms, forks and fur on his head to discover the power of touch to change taste!
Jan 13, 2019
Inside Heston's crazy food lab
Eating fungi out of a caterpillar's bottom and change the flavour of milk with your nose
Jan 7, 2019
Time travel with Heston
Heston eats whale scabs, shows a multi-sensory wine experiment and takes us back 700 years for lunch
Dec 31, 2018
Heston's Willy Wonka magic
Sweets glorious sweets, Heston shares his amazing Willy Wonka style creations and shows us how to make chocolate sweeter using salt!
Dec 17, 2018
Heston's Christmas Special
Unwrap reindeer milk, toilet breaks in Siberia, posh sweets and gold Xmas puds with the master of Christmas magic
Dec 10, 2018
Heston's Exploding Coffee Experiment
The dangers of white chocolate and anchovies, cocoa bean testing and an interactive coffee experiment.
Dec 3, 2018
How to Eat with your Ears
Join Heston on a multi sensory experiment to change the taste of your food using sound.
Nov 26, 2018
Heston plays with your tongue
Let Heston take you on a tasty tour of your tongue in the world's first multi-sensory podcast
Nov 19, 2018
Heston's Jedi wine tricks
Change the taste of wine with the power of your mind in the world's first multi-sensory podcast.
Oct 29, 2018
Heston's Pod & Chips Trailer
Get ready to dive into the magical mind of Heston - starting Tuesday 20th November!