Interview

Interview: Ryan Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

“I used the term ‘burn it to the ground’ but it’s more metaphorical than literal. It would be really disrespectful to Dandelyan if we didn’t create something as memorable.”

Interview: Pía León, Kjolle

“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.”

Interview: Alex Atala, D.O.M.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the majority of Brazilians have never eaten the Brazilian ingredients that I serve. There’s a disconnection between man and food.”

Dan Barber takes farm to table to a new level

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.

Interview: Leonor Espinosa, Leo

While most global foodies can identify ceviche as a Peruvian dish and tacos as Mexican, many would be hard-pushed to name a typically Colombian bite.

Interview: Ferran Adrià, El Bulli

Eighteen years old and desperate for cash to fund a summer of partying in Ibiza, the future world’s greatest chef did what any teenager might do – he took a job washing pots.

Interview: Matt Stone, Oakridge

“When I was a kid, kangaroo was only in the pet food section of the supermarket. Now it takes pride of place in supermarkets next to the Wagyu beef.”

Interview: Dan Hunter, Brae

There’s a dish on the menu at Brae called Iced Oyster. It’s actually a sweet milk ice cream with a salty twist that’s capable of turning even the least adventurous into oyster fans.

Interview: Virgilio Martínez, Central

On the long journey back to Peru from Australia, Virgilio Martínez and Pia León were hard at work on their latest restaurant project, shunning sleep and inflight movies to sketch out floor plans for one of their most ambitious projects yet.

Profile: Blue Hill at Stone Barns

A quick sift through the comments reveals not just praise for Barber’s food but also a whole lot of respect and admiration for his vision. One simply writes “Mind. Blown.”