“We have every right to be scared and to panic, but we should also be positive and creative. After every rain, the sun comes out”
“Brazil is such a diverse country. Our cuisine is like a patchwork quilt with a mix of influences that are similar but different; distant, yet always connected”
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“I realised that I had started to become a mature chef when I started to remove things from plates rather than adding and adding and adding”
“As Indian chefs, we need to change how people perceive Indian food”
“We’re speaking a language of food. Gastronomy can create change, there’s no question about it.”
“The message is: know where your fish comes from. Peru is the land of ceviche, but how are we going to be Peru without fish?”
Chefs are cooking for the first time with ingredients they didn’t even know they had because much of their country had been inaccessible under FARC rule.
“If you don’t believe in God, you can always believe in tortellini. But making tortellini isn’t a solitary act; it’s a communal one.”
Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, the husband-and-wife team behind three-time Best Restaurant in Latin America, Central, have – quite literally – changed the landscape with their new restaurant, Mil.
“We need to think about the amount of litter we’re producing, the water we use, the quantity of food we’re wasting. What will happen in the future?”
“The most important thing is not to arrive there and invade. It’s about developing friendships so we can have a trusting work relationship.”
“There was always that fear that Kjolle wouldn’t live up to Central. I took a risk but I decided to do it, and luckily we have a strong team.”
“Ferran Adrià motivated me at El Bulli and now I’m here to motivate the next generation.”
When Barber asked Mazourek why he didn’t make a squash that tasted good, the breeder responded by saying that nobody had ever asked him to breed specifically with flavour in mind.
Sometime in late 2003, I found myself standing on the roadside in Querétaro, three hours north of Mexico City, clumsily eating a bistec taco with lime juice dribbling down my arm.
“Perfection doesn’t exist. It’s whether we feel that the moment is completed. I have a bigger mission now.”