• ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Gaggan Anand Pulls Indian Food Into the Future

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    Netflix's documentary series profiles one of Asia's most acclaimed chefs The Gaggan Anand episode of Chef's Table is a portrait of a chef who developed a distinctive style of cooking after working a series of unremarkable kitchen jobs early in his career. Anand is one of the most charismatic people ever featured on Netflix's docuseries, and by the end of this chapter, it's easy to see why the chef and his restaurant have developed such a dedicated following. This standout episode was directed by the show's creator, David Gelb.
    Who is Gaggan Anand?
    Gaggan Anand is the chef/owner of an...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Ana Roš Redefined Slovenian Cuisine at Hisa Franko

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Ana Roš Redefined Slovenian Cuisine at Hisa Franko

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    In this installment of Netflix's hit culinary profile series, filmmaker Abigail Fuller fixes her lens on an iconoclastic European chef The Ana Roš episode of Chef's Table looks at how a culinary novice turned a faded restaurant into one of Europe's great dining destinations, and in doing so, helped shape modern Slovenian cuisine. With sweeping shots of the mountains, rivers, and the verdant farmland near Roš's restaurant, director Abigail Fuller created a lush visual ode to rural Slovenia. And, like many of the best episodes of David Gelb's hit series, this episode establishes a clear...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Magnus Nilsson Created a New Cuisine by Embracing His Homeland

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Magnus Nilsson Created a New Cuisine by Embracing His Homeland

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    How the Swedish chef turned Fäviken into one of the greatest destinations restaurants in the world The Magnus Nilsson episode of Netflix's documentary series Chef's Table tells the story of how a young cook found success and creative freedom by embracing the terroir of his homeland. At Nilsson's much-heralded fine dining establishment Fäviken , in the small town ofJärpen, Sweden, the chef pays homage to old styles of cooking with a menu that incorporates the best local ingredients.
    “A lot of the things that are past, they are becoming extinct or are getting forgotten,” the chef says. “My...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Niki Nakayama Overcame Misogynistic Kitchen Culture and Forged Her Own Path

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Niki Nakayama Overcame Misogynistic Kitchen Culture and Forged Her Own Path

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    Male chefs did not expect much from Nakayama, and she made them look foolish In the fourth episode of the first season season of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table , director Andrew Fried fixes his lens on Los Angeles icon Niki Nakayama, the chef and owner of n/naka. Nakayama serves her own interpretation of kaiseki, a Japanese tasting menu, and her restaurant is considered to be one of the best in America .
    What was Nakayama's journey through the culinary world like?
    “In my family, women are not expected to reach high levels of achievement in their careers,” Niki explains...
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  • ‘Chef's Table: France' Recap: Alain Passard Created a New World of Vegetarian Cuisine at L'Arpège

    ‘Chef's Table: France' Recap: Alain Passard Created a New World of Vegetarian Cuisine at L'Arpège

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    Netflix's hit docuseries explores the career of one of Paris's most acclaimed chefs The Alain Passard episode of Chef's Table shows a chef who took a major risk at the height of his career that, against all odds, paid off. By abandoning meat in favor of an all-vegetarian menu, Passard breathed new life into his restaurant, while also inspiring other chefs around the world to embrace the lighter side of cooking. Throughout this particularly melodramatic episode of Chef's Table, Passard talks passionately about his vegetables and the craft of cooking them.
    Who is Alain Passard?
    Alain Passard...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Dominique Crenn Wants to Feel a Connection With Diners

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Dominique Crenn Wants to Feel a Connection With Diners

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    How a chef from Brittany, France became one of San Francisco's culinary stars “Memory is very important,” says chef Dominique Crenn at the beginning of her Chef's Table episode. “It's a vehicle to get to know who you are inside.”
    Originally from Brittany, France, Crenn owns several restaurants in San Francisco including Atelier Crenn , Petit Crenn , and Bar Crenn. She is perhaps best known for her work at Atelier Crenn where the restaurant earned two Michelin stars in 2012 - the first time a restaurant run by a women chef had earned that ranking in the U.S. .
    Much of her cooking draws...
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  • ‘Chef's Table: France' Recap: How Michel Troisgros Took a Rich Family Legacy and Pushed it Into the Future

    ‘Chef's Table: France' Recap: How Michel Troisgros Took a Rich Family Legacy and Pushed it Into the Future

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    The acclaimed chef stepped out of his father's shadow and created his own vision for French cuisine In the final episode of Chef's Table : France , a special season of Netflix's hit culinary documentary series, David Gelb and his crew profile Michel Troisgros, the chef and owner of the iconic Maison Troisgros. The restaurant, located in the French countryside town of Roanne, has long held three Michelin stars.
    Troisgros has taken a family legacy and culinary tradition, and he's pushed it into the future. His grandfather, Jean-Baptiste, opened La Maison Troisgros in 1930, before passing it...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Grant Achatz Forges His Own Path Through Modern American Cuisine

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Grant Achatz Forges His Own Path Through Modern American Cuisine

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    How the chef behind Alinea found his inspiration and opened a groundbreaking restaurant The Grant Achatz episode of Chef's Table appropriately kicks off in an art gallery. “Early on in Alinea, we had this realization that there's other disciplines that we can draw on for inspiration,” the chef muses. “We would go to art galleries and you would see these giant scale pieces of art and I would always say ‘Why can't we plate on that.'” This desire to push back against conventions fuels Achatz's creative journey.
    Who is Grant Achatz?
    Grant Achatz is the chef at Alinea , the three...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Albert Adrià Moved the Needle for Avant-Garde Cuisine

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: How Albert Adrià Moved the Needle for Avant-Garde Cuisine

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    Netflix's hit culinary profile series heads to Spain to explore the work of a fine dining trailblazer who continues to innovate The Albert Adrià episode of Chef's Table retraces the history of one of the world's most important restaurants, while also showcasing how one of its major players continues to innovate. Fans of avant-garde cuisine will surely love this episode, which shows, in vivid detail, how many of the chef's famous creations come together. It's arguably the most visually impressive episode of Season 5.
    Who is Albert Adrià ?
    Albert Adrià is the chef/proprietor of a group of...
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  • ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Bo Songvisava Preserves Traditional Thai Cuisine at Bo.Lan

    ‘Chef's Table' Recap: Bo Songvisava Preserves Traditional Thai Cuisine at Bo.Lan

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    Netflix's culinary documentary series shines the spotlight on the chef behind one of Bankgkok's most celebrated restaurants Bo Songvisava, co-chef and co-owner of Bangkok's Bo.Lan, comes under the Chef's Table microscope in Season 5 of the acclaimed Netflix series. Songvisava runs the restaurant with her husband Dylan Jones, and together the two are trying to reintroduce Thailand its native cuisine. The chef's vision, skill, and demand for ingredients of the highest quality have earned Bo.Lan a Michelin star and a perennial spot on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Now, in addition to...
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