"A Day at elBulli," FERRAN ADRIÀ in conversation with Corby Kummer & Harold McGee, LIVE from the NYPL, October 10, 2008
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.
Filming: One Dream Sound Editing: Sebastian Howard