If you’re an avid Chef’s Table fan you’ll know the story of Ana Roš and the restaurant Hiša Franko well.
The Slovenian chef gave up a potential career in diplomacy for love, taking over the kitchen of her future husband’s unassuming family inn, in a remote valley in Slovenia close to the Italian border, turning it into one of the best restaurants in the world.
What makes the story even more extraordinary is that Roš had no formal training whatsoever, and did all of this whilst raising two children. This year, Roš was awarded the title of World’s Best Female Chefby the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
In it she also explains how the restaurant has adapted to its location in the hard to reach valley, which also overlooks the Adriatic, by seeking out local suppliers and balancing "land and sea" in the menu.