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Thursday, July 31, 2008


Teresa Parker

There's no doubt Adria's approach has spurred some wonderful ideas, textures and tastes, and maybe that's all that can be expected from one chef. But I think it would be great if he'd use the power he has to bring attention to the problems of corporatization of the food supply and of people's eating habits (yes happening to little criticism in Spain). It seems amazing to me that so many people feel Santamaria's call for principles on the matter has met with such disdain in the food world there. But maybe it's because he is, to gimlet-eyed Spaniards and Catalans, just another star. Anyway, the fracas between Santamaria and Adria is parodied here, in a Catalan TV show that has the two chefs wildly wielding their products: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1HrPsZKjZY.

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