molecular gastronomy

2 Stories

World's Best Restaurant, El Bulli, Takes 2-Year Break

Ferran Adria announces hiatus for El Bulli

(Newser) - Spanish chef Ferran Adria stunned the world of fine dining by announcing that his celebrated El Bulli restaurant will be closing for 2 years after the 2011 season. Adria—creator of dishes like squid ravioli, turtle dove with blackberry caviar, and freeze-dried foie gras—says working 15-hour days has been... More »

Cancer-Beating Achatz Hailed as Top US Chef

34-year-old pushing progressive cuisine at Chicago's Alinea

(Newser) - Just months after beating a cancer that nearly cost him his sense of taste, Grant Achatz was named America's top chef last night by the James Beard Foundation at the culinary world's equivalent of the Academy Awards. "I look at the award as the point of starting over,"... More »

2 Stories