Deconstructing Ferran Adria
Did anyone catch the Tony Bourdain special on Food Network last night...fascinating man...fascinating science/food thing going on. Kind of alluring, kind of disturbing...
I live in the back woods, never hear of the guy until I read Gourmet this month and then it was only a passing reference, so I was kind of spellbound.
Here's a link to the Time Magazine blurb about him...quite the chef as artist photo, he wasn't that scary looking on TV.
There is a great 11 page story in Esquire about Ferram Adria.
Unfortunately you now have to pay to get the article, but IMO, it is worth the $2.95 if you are insterested in this chef.
There was also this article in the Guardian
However, the Esquire Article was so much better. Hope to catch the tv show some time.
Not that I follow the Chowhound International board that much, but I don't think anyone has posted about a dinner at El Bulli. They talk about all sorts of things, reservations, lodgings, but I don't remember a dinner report.
Yes, I heard that later on egullet...Bourdain was excellent...and he didn't have a single cigarette on camera, which has to be some kind of record!
I'm dying to get my hands on the El Bulli book...but it is prohibitively expensive and will probably never appear in the library.