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Don’t try this at home!

A young German chef has blown off his hands by trying to cook with liquid nitrogen at home in the style of Heston Blumenthal. You can read the full story here. [Obsolete link removed]

For anyone who has been living on another planet for the last decade or so, culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal is famous for his ground-breaking techniques in molecular gastronomy. He’s won many awards, including Michelin stars, and even an Honorary Royal Society of Chemistry Fellowship.

You can read his biography on the BBC website. [Obsolete link removed]

Heston is known for his revolutionary techniques, including cooking with liquid nitrogen. And trying to follow suit is what has cost the young man both his hands. Whilst I do feel very sorry for him – what an awful thing to happen – I can’t help feeling he must have been crazy (or very stupid) to even attempt such a thing at home.

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