The Sorcerer's Apprentices
A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià's ElBulliBook - 2011 | 1st Free Press hardcover ed
"Kitchen Confidential" meets "Heat" in the first behind-the-scenes portrait of the world's best restaurant and the aspiring chefs who toil to make it so exceptional. Elected best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine an unprecedented five times, El Bulli is the laboratory of Ferran Adria, the maverick creator of molecular gastronomy. Behind each of the thirty or more courses that make up a meal at El Bulli is a small army of young cooks who do the work of executing Adria's vision in exchange for nothing more than the chance to learn at his hands. Granted unprecedented access to this guild system, Lisa Abend follows the thirty-five stagiaries of the 2009 season as they struggle to master the grueling hours, cutting-edge techniques, and interpersonal tensions that come with working at the most revered restaurant on earth.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.5092 ABE
Characteristics: 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm