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Hungry

Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

by Jeff Gordinier

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Hungry by Jeff Gordinier
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A food journalist travels to Mexico and Australia with celebrated Danish chef René Redzepi to investigate the latest food trends before the relaunch of his world-class restaurant.

Noma, René Redzepi's restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has widely been considered among the best in the world, coming first in Restaurant magazine's rankings four times between 2010 and 2014. In 2013, though, it dropped to second place when some bad mussels led to a norovirus outbreak that affected dozens of customers. Redzepi wanted to shake things up and rebuild Noma's reputation for culinary innovation, so in the four years following the setback he opened pop-up restaurants in Tulum, Mexico and Sydney, Australia. Journalist Jeff Gordinier, the food and drinks editor at Esquire, went along for the ride, and reports on the Noma team's adventures, while also painting a portrait of this charismatic, driven chef. The result is a captivating hybrid of travelogue and biography, with a deep dive into the culinary cutting edge.

Redzepi built Noma around two core ideas: foraging for ...

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