Inside The Mind Of A Chef

I discovered The Mind of a Chef via kottke.org last weekend. I could not believe that I didn't know anything about it. PBS's new series combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang. Check your local listings. The first four episodes are available online

In one of the episodes we get a glimpse of Ferran Adria who once ran El Bulli, considered by many the best restaurant on earth until he decided to close it at the height of its fame to pursue, amongst other things, Bullipedia. He explained that his success came not from perfecting and innovating dishes, but from innovation on preparation, on how the dishes are prepared. If you perfect one thing then that is all that you do, but if you perfect how you make that one thing the skills are transferable and you can create many things. He said that is the spirit of everyone that works and studies and his new El Bulli Foundation. 

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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