Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a laboratory where he loves to experiment with new ways to tantalize diners' taste buds. The story of his life is every bit as colorful and attention-grabbing as his famous snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream. This biography traces his journey from a life-changing childhood holiday in France through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc's restaurant, where he stood up to a kitchen bully. It follows him as - constantly pushing the boundaries of his work - he reached the top of his profession and was knighted by the Queen.
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The subject of intense media and public fascination, Paris Hilton is one of the most-discussed celebrities of her generation. From the teenage party girl who was 'famous for being famous' she has blossomed into an actress, pop star and successful businesswoman. Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge shows how the heiress made such a success of her life and reveals that far from being an 'airhead', she is a shrewd, determined and hardworking woman.