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Heston Blumenthal on ping pong, lychees and barbecuing

What happens when you get one of the world's most famous chefs in a room with a journalist and a ping-pong table? If the chef's Heston Blumenthal, the answer is great things.
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Heston Blumenthal has been in in the country promoting his very flash new barbecue, the Everdure 4K, so we lured him into our Park Street studios using table-tennis (his current other key obsession) as bait. The conversation started with grilling but, as is ever the case with someone as boundlessly curious as Blumenthal, quickly roamed away from the barbecue to the wider world, the nadir of molecular gastronomy, life in his 50s, and beyond. Strap in and get ready for a serve.

Get more barbecuing tips from Heston here or read up on his advice for cooking the perfect roast turkey on Christmas Day.

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