Saturday, 30 November 2013

Daily Mail News: I meditate on food to curb my rages, says Heston Blumenthal

On 30th November 2013 The Daily Mail online posted an article in the News section about UK TV Chef Heston Blumenthal titled: I meditate on food to curb my rages, says Heston Blumenthal: Chef credits his ex-wife for encouraging him to get help

Here are some key quotes:
"He once admitted chasing  his enemies with a meat cleaver  during a spectacular fit of rage.

But Heston Blumenthal has revealed his legendary temper is now under control thanks to a surprising technique – food-based ‘mindful meditation’.
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he explained he has not given up in his quest for self-control, saying: ‘Mindfulness is just  brilliant. You can be mindful with a raisin, even. You look at the raisin – how does it feel?

‘Look at the light and the dark and wonder where the shadows have been cast.

'You draw that out for a minute or two and then you put it in your mouth, and focus on your lips, tongue, teeth… It’s about being completely in the moment.’

He said his anger-management is so successful that he has not lost his cool at all in recent years, adding: ‘Not even a frown. It’s like I’m a different person. Really weird.’

The self-taught chef was first encouraged to seek help for his fiery temper by 48-year-old Zanna, with whom he has three children. He later revealed he saw a cranial osteopath, a therapist and a faith healer on her suggestion.

Their 20-year marriage came to an end in 2011 after the stress of managing his multi-million-pound food empire took its toll on their relationship.
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He has lucrative advertising deals with Waitrose and owns Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck in Berkshire."
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