Chef ferran adria spends half the year making new culinary creations for his restaurant. Cooking in progress 2010 starring ferran adria and oriol castro on dvd and bluray. Half of this is spent at the restaurant, the other half in a laboratory in barcelona, where he and his mentheyre all mendevelop the flavors that will eventually go into the next seasons menu. Cooking in progress is a rare inside look at some of the worlds most innovative and exciting cooking. During this time, adria and his creative team retire to their cooking laboratory in barcelona, to create a new menu for the following season. The film is brilliant, honest and, i suppose, kind of. Cooking in progress year 2011 genre documentary type movies idmb rating 6. Cooking in progress, a profile of the legendary spanish restaurant which rose to worldwide renown under chef ferran adria. Cooking in progress debuted in america at new yorks museum of modern art in february, screened on july at the nonprofit avon theatre in stamford, conn. Directed by gereon wetzel, the film follows the creative team led by ferran adria through the whole 20082009 season. Jul 28, 2012 the film follows adria and his chief lieutenants in the laboratory and moves with them as they are joined by some 40odd junior chefs the vast majority male at the restaurant, where the final. The restaurant closes for half the year and the chefs retreat to the lab in barcelona.
The starred chef ferran adria is known as the best, most innovative and craziest cook in the world. Cooking in progress is a tasty peek at some of the worlds most innovative and exciting cooking. In his kitchen, that which was once familiar disintegrates. It pioneered the notion of molecular gastronomy, won its third michelin star in 1997, and closed in 2011. The movie opens on a black screen, punctuated by flashes more like smudges of greenish light. A rare inside look at some of the worlds most innovative and exciting cooking. Cooking in progress is a document of the food development process at a cutting edge spanish restaurant. Nr 108 mins netherlands french, catalan with english subtitles. You dont see as much about the work of the stages like the ones referenced in the sorcerers apprentice book, but you do get a glimpse into the.
Threestar chef ferran adria is widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. Directed by gereon wetzel, the film follows the creative team led by ferran adria through the. Cooking in progress fastidiously documents one year in the creative life of. Cooking in progress, a film about the world famous. Wetzel provides the bare minimum of context, with just a few expository titles used when absolutely necessary. One year with ferran adria, the development of a new menu, searching for the essence of creativity and obsession in a place where they already. A celebration of the human desire to turn food into art. Meanwhile, ferran adria puts the finishing touches on the new dishes, which are.
It was on the top of my dvd rental list and i have just devoured it. May 11, 2011 the starred chef ferran adria is known as the best, most innovative and craziest cook in the world. In the course of that process, however, many an ingredient is examined in a totally new way. Cooking in progress is a documentary about the restaurant highlighting the iterative creative process that occurred behind the scenes. Food is treated as an art form in an elegant documentary about the exclusive restaurant, writes philip french. Everything is allowed except of copying themselves. You leave cooking in progress with respect for a man who followed his vision, and with. Director gereon wetzel filmed for a year 200809, following dishes from initial conception through to completion.
His parents instil an interest in everything to do with cooking, but it is his brother. You dont see as much about the work of the stages like the ones referenced in the sorcerers apprentice book, but you do. Cooking in progress vacuumseals the fun out of molecular gastronomy, writes robbie collin. Cooking in progress, german documentarian gereon wetzel is content to observe a year in the extraordinary and revolutionary school of. The film shows the experimentation and the creative process. Cooking in progress is a documentary about the restaurant highlighting the. The doors are only open to the public for six months of the year. Currently undergoing a twoyear retooling with plans to reemerge in 2014 as the elbulli foundation, the restaurant is no stranger to creative shifts. With the restaurant set to close its doors forever on july 30, the film provides a useful record, one whose workmanlike concern with the creative. During 1997 albert leaves elbulli midseason, after ten years working there. Every year, the restaurant closes for six months and adria and his creative team retire to their cooking laboratory in barcelonathis time with documentary cameras in tow.
Cooking in progress 2010 came out on dvd in the uk this week. Cooking in progress welcome to day one of the new view film season. Reviewed in the united states on september 21, 2012. Wetzel provides the bare minimum of context, with just a few. Cooking in progress fastidiously documents one year in the creative life of the esteemed spanish chef ferran adria. Cooking in progress, gives a rare glimpse into what was considered for many years as the worlds best restaurant by the prestigious rating book, the michelin guide. Cooking in progress, german documentarian gereon wetzel is content to observe a year in the extraordinary and revolutionary school of food preparation founded by adria.104 1338 383 374 1023 1450 678 573 1005 1449 461 77 1281 1599 1559 1139 623 1611 1203 1262 611 1614 1384 1197 767 1029 670 301 1056 900 889 1399 1506 205 689 213 197 415 274 76 809 194 276