I don't know how long Heston Blumenthal has been a totally awesome chef, but I fist heard about him at uni a couple of year ago. I have loved him and what he makes. He is so awesome and seems to have such a HUGE passion for cooking. The Fat Duck for those of you not in the know, is his restaurant. Someday I would love to eat there, just to try one of his wacky dishes. :)
I mean, seriously, how cool does that look?