Monday July 6, 2020

What Farran Adrià did next

In 2011, Catalan maestro Ferran Adrià closed his world-renowned elBulli restaurant at the height of its fame. Now the most famous chef in the world is busy on a new project: writing what he hopes will be the definitive book on the history of food

28th June, 2015
Ferran Adrià: picture taken for the Lavazza coffee calendar 2014. Picture: Martin Schoeller

It’s a relatively chilly day in April, and chef Ferran Adrià is walking a group of journalists around the elBulliFoundation buildings in Barcelona. It’s not what you’d expect as the latest expression of creativity from the man who is arguably the world’s greatest chef.

For a start, there is no food to be had, and not a stainless steel kitchen surface in sight. Instead, the unassuming...

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