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In the video below René Redzepi discusses his work at the Noma restaurant, his new book A Work in Progress: Notes on Food, Cooking and Creativity and offers some behind the scenes insight into how he and his dedicated crew work together at the restaurant in Copenhagen.
The interview is hosted by Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi and, lasting over an hour, is a thoughtful piece that offers personal insight into the mind of Redzepi.
He talks about how during his career the world view towards chefs has changed with them now becoming a part of popular culture and how a month long vacation he took in Mexico was something he had to do, getting away to reflect on what the huge success and achievements of him and the restaurant actually meant.
The interview is part of Redzepi's ongoing tour to promote the launch of his new book which is broken down in three parts. A book of recipes, a small book of pictures taken by him and the Noma staff and a personal journal written by Redzepi over the course of a year.