The Family Meal: Home cooking with Ferran Adrià
Today I bought a copy of The Family Meal, a cookbook with meals that were served to the staff of the famous restaurant El Bulli that closed last summer. I haven’t made any of the recipes yet, but I really like the way the book is organized. It also contains great pictures. The recipes are explained using pictures rather than words. Some courses are very straightforward, but isn’t that what we need most of the time?
Last night we went to see the movie El Bulli: Cooking in Progress about the famous restaurant El Bulli whose chef Ferran Adrià is considered one of the most innovative chefs in the world. It is a very fascinating movie about a great bunch of people who create extraordinary food. The documentary follows the team starting from the six months research until the final menu when the restaurant is in full operation. I love the way their menu combines simplicity (a cocktail made of oil and water) with complexity.