It was impossible to talk about food this week without mentioning Ferran Adria and the closing of his revolutionary restaurant elBulli. On the 30th July 2011 the restaurant in Rose, Spain closed its doors for the last time to be re-opened in 2014 as a culinary school.
To mark the occasion and pay homage to the one of the fore fathers of molecular gastronomy FDL printed an excerpt from the book Tribulli a tribute to Ferran and his work at elBulli.
There was also a look at the rumours of a Hollywood (or even Bulli-wood) movie in the works and how Esquire in Spain paid tribute with a specialscratch and sniff edition in which readers could smell of elBulli's custom scents.
Please Look after Mum
FDL were very lucky to be invited for a dinner and interview with the Korean Author, Kyung-Sook Shin, the writer of the best-selling book:“Please Look After Mom”. This was an intimate interview and insight into a women who has now become a sort of hero in her native country and whose book is now read throughout the world.
The book, a tale of cuisine, the kitchen and the cultural significance that her mother placed on food is a truly compelling read and to meet and interview the author meant FDL could find out even more than the information offered within the pages of her novel.
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Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.