Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal makes a giant Christmas pudding… then watches as it goes up in flames

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These amazing pictures show celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s huge appetite for whacky food after he created – a massive Christmas pudding.

The experimental Michelin-starred chef is busy touring Britain for his new show, which sees him create enormous versions of popular foods.

And excited members of the public got the chance to try a piece of the gigantic pudding at Dicken’s World in Chatham, Kent, on November 2.

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's enormous Christmas pudding
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s enormous Christmas pudding

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Heston even braved setting fire to the 6ft tall and 4ft wife plumb pudding in front of his stunned audience.

Hungry bystander Ros Gull, 49, from Chatham, Kent, said: “It’s amazing and a bit of Heston magic. It’s great that he combines science with cooking.”

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Heston gets in the Christmas spirit
Heston gets in the Christmas spirit

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The chef lights the pudding
The chef lights the pudding

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Crowds gasp as in traditional manner the pudding goes up in flames
Crowds gasp as in traditional manner the pudding goes up in flames

A spokesman for Channel 4’s Heston’s Fantastical Food  said: “Each corner revealed something new to eat. It was like a scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

The episode of Heston’s Fantastical Food is due to be aired in December on

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