Hungry : eating, road-tripping and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world / Jeff Gordinier.
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- ISBN: 9781524759643
- ISBN: 1524759643
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2019.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| "A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with renowned chef Rene Redzepi in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer. Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes. This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucatan peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco and the secrets of mole. In idyllic Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and wild celery on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world's finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled empty lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi's merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sanchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera. Hungry is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry"-- Provided by publisher.
"A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with renowned chef Rene Redzepi in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
Copenhagen restaurateur René Redzepi can never sate his compulsion to perceive novel flavors. He fashioned Noma, his many-times-lauded Danish eatery, into a temple of gastronomy sought out by globe-trotting diners eager to spend hundreds of euros to swoon over 20-course meals featuring seaweeds and fungi, many foraged by the chef from Denmark's seacoasts and wetlands. Son of an Albanian Muslim immigrant to Denmark, Redzepi trained in classical cooking before reclaiming his Nordic heritage and transporting it into uncharted culinary territory. Gordinier, food and drinks editor at Esquire, follows Redzepi's peripatetic quest to expand his palate even more, this time focusing on the world's latest epicurean hotspot: Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. A jaunt to Sydney offers a chance to seek wild celery, and Norway's frigid waters yield pristine sea urchins. The pair visit a host of chefs and home cooks, absorbing how they make the most of local ingredients, especially insects. Anyone aspiring to appreciate the borderless world of avant-garde cuisine will learn plenty about a diverse group of chefs and how these women and men are transforming the future of food. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Jeff Gordinier is the food and drinks editor of Esquire and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where he was previously a reporter. He is the author of X Saves the World and coeditor of the essay collection Here She Comes Now. He lives north of New York City with his wife, Lauren Fonda, and his four children.
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