Thursday, July 2

10E2462: Chef's Table

I am well late to the party on this but may amuse...

Chef's Table, a Netflix series of short docs by the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi focuses an episode apiece on several modern chefs; Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy).

Massimo is up first - my fave bit was how he helped rescue a local parmigiano factory by publishing a parm' heavy recipe, causing the factory to sell out. And while none of these are perhaps made with a critical eye necessarily (meaning they do not criticize decisions or actions or comment that stress makes some of them humorless... ), and are certainly food-pr0n at 1080dpi, it is always instructive to see what these disparate corners of the food world are up to.