Friday April 3, 2020

Food Special: Northern star

Claus Meyer left a troubled childhood behind to co-found the world's best restaurant. But he also found time for trips to Ballymaloe, and initiatives to help his fellow Danes to adopt a healthier diet, writes Ann Cahill.

2nd June, 2012
Claus Meyer: a zeal for food. Photo: Jacob Ehrabahn

``I believe in the power of food, in the economy of taste." So says Claus Meyer, the Dane who, with his partner René Redzepi, created Noma, which has been named the world's best restaurant by the San Pellegrino guide for each of the past three years.

But that exalted status never comes into focus when Meyer talks about food.

Instead it's all about democracy, nature on a plate, the chef being a servant to...

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