Conversation Portrait | A Day at elBulli | LIVE from the NYPL





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Published on Feb 24, 2010


No one could get into elBulli, Ferran Adriàs's restaurant on the northeast coast of Spain. Every year, the restaurant received over two million requests for only 8,000 seats during the six months it was open. For the other six months, Adrià, the Salvador Dali of the Kitchen," travelled, dreamed, and created at his "food laboratory" called elBulli Taller, in Barcelona.

For mortals who didn't make the trip, Adrià has published A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria. It shows a full working day from dawn until wee hours when the last late-night guests leave, using photographs, menus, recipes and diagrams that reveal the restaurants preparations, food philosophy, and surroundings.

Ferran Adrià is joined by Corby Kummer, the author of The Pleasures of Slow Food, and Harold McGee, author of the classic On Food and Cooking and The New York Times column The Curious Cook.

Ferran Adria in conversation with Harold McGee and Cory Kummer, introduced by: Paul Holdengräber and Bill Buford
Direction and live drawing: Flash Rosenberg
Video editor: Sarah Lohman


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