• ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Massimo Bottura Became a Star by Turning Italian Tradition Upside Down

    6 monthes ago - By Eater

    Italians hated his food at first, but they learned to respect his modernist approach In the series premiere of Netflix's culinary documentary Chef's Table , creator David Gelb and his crew introduced viewers to Italian chef Massimo Bottura. He is one of the most celebrated chefs on the planet and owner of Osteria Francescana, one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. At Francescana in the ancient city of Modena, Bottura takes traditional Italian dishes and turns them on their head with modern and innovative techniques. The restaurant claims three Michelin stars and was No. 1 on...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Ben Shewry Forages For a New Australian Cuisine

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Ben Shewry Forages For a New Australian Cuisine

    6 monthes ago - By Eater

    How one of Australia's most acclaimed chefs developed his distinct culinary style “It's hard to imagine how I decided to become a chef at all,” says Ben Shewry in the opening of his Chef's Table episode. Growing up in rural New Zealand, Shewry had almost no exposure to the culinary world, but his time exploring the countryside as a child later inspired his style of cooking with foraged ingredients.
    Who is Ben Shewry?
    New Zealand native Ben Shewry is the chef and owner of Attica , a renowned restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Attica is on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, most recently...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Enrique Olvera Creates His Own Style of Mexican Restaurant

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Enrique Olvera Creates His Own Style of Mexican Restaurant

    6 monthes ago - By Eater

    David Gelb's hit Netflix docuseries looks at the career of one of Mexico's most acclaimed chefs For the second season of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table , David Gelb and his crew fixed their lens on lauded chef/restaurateur Enrique Olvera. Olvera currently runs Pujol in Mexico City, Manta in Los Cabos, Mexico; and Cosme and Atla in New York City. He's also working on a restaurant in Los Angeles that will be like a Pujol-Cosme hybrid. Pujol has been regularly featured on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, and Olvera is credited with serving Mexican cuisine in a...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Francis Mallmann Cooks and Lives With Fire and Passion

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Francis Mallmann Cooks and Lives With Fire and Passion

    6 monthes ago - By Eater

    Mallmann fancies himself as a free spirit who cannot be tethered to one person or place In the first season of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table , David Gelb and Co. fixed their lens on Francis Mallmann, Argentina's most famous cook. Mallman is a self-described romantic and one of the most prominent chefs in Latin America. He resides in a small cabin on a remote island in Patagonia, Argentina, where he focuses on cooking with open fire. Mallman owns restaurants in Argentina, Uruguay, Miami, Chile, and France.
    What was Mallmann's journey through the culinary world...
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