It's not often you get to hear from Elena Arzak, who along with her father Juan Mari, runs one of the world's best restaurants. In this video from the New York Times the chef shares her thoughts on Basque cuisine and the importance of the staff meal served at her restaurant Arzak, which currently ranks eighth on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
A little known fact is that Elena Arzak trained at elBulli, an experience she talks about in the video. Regarding Basque cuisine, she describes it as a regional cuisine that relies on seasonal, local and artisanal ingredients. When it comes to the staff meal at her restaurant, the chef says it's shared by all: ''We feel that one doesn't work well if one doesn't eat well.''
In 2012, Elena Arzak earned the title of Veuve Clicquot Best Female Chef in the World. She's definitely one to keep your eye on:
Via NY Times