He has made skyscrapers out of jammy dodgers and giant dachshunds out of Fray Bentos pie mix. His famed Spaghetti Junction was the first ever recipe to feature on a local weather report, after eighteen tons of grated parmesan cheese dropped from the Hestoncopter blew off course and landed on a confused Wolverhampton.
But now, for Heston Blumethal, comes the big one. Or rather the small one. A traditional cream tea, with all the trimmings including strawberry jam, home baked scones and clotted cream. Here's the twist: it can only be seen through a powerful microscope. Work has already begun on one component, using the Hadron collider in Switzerland, where miniscule milk particles are smashed together to form tiny globules of amazingly authentic tasting clotted cream. Each one is then balanced precariously on an atom of gluten baked according to a secret recipe to taste like a traditional scone.
The tiny Cornish cream teas will be served to some surprised micro-bacteria in the waste pipe of a sink in the gents of a yet-to-be disclosed Little Chef two and a half miles North of Truro.
The whole thing will be shot by tiny cameras that are almost invisible to the naked ambition. "Not only is this a huge gastronomic project, it's a new genre we call "Nanotelly", Blumethal told a press conference made up of mostly normal sized reporters.
Heston's next project is a special Hestontelly which receives real programmes. When you feel like smashing it to pieces after watching his show, you'll find the pieces are entirely edible but surprisingly tasteless.