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Cookbook.19: Art and Cuisine meet in Southern France

Cookbook.19: Art and Cuisine meet in Southern France
30 December, 2018

Cookbook.19: Art and Cuisine meet in Southern France

What happens when 26 of the world’s cutting edge chefs combine forces with 20 contemporary artists? Find out from 9 Feb to 12 May at Cookbook in Montpelier.

Cookbook.19 returns to Montpellier (France) for its second edition, from 9 February to 12 May 2019, and promises to go even further into the relationship between art and cuisine.

First held in 2013 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the returning project is organized by the same team of curators: Nicolas Bourriaud, art critic, curator and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and La Panacée MOCO in Montpellier and Andrea Petrini, globetrotter, culinary journalist, creator of the Gelinaz! culinary group and of the World Restaurant Awards.


After five years, Cookbook is back with an exceptional blend of chefs and artists, at La Panacée MOCO, a unique institution dedicated to contemporary art located in the heart of the southern France city.

In 2013, the exhibition centred mainly on the art and the culinary process. This edition will be more about the cross over of art in the culinary world and vice versa. Artists will use food and ingredients as material for edible artworks, pushing us to develop our sense of smell or taste, while chefs will reveal the spirit of their culinary philosophy in unexpected ways.

A line-up of twenty-five chefs from all over the world will be involved in the event, including Ana Ros, Virgilio Martinez, Mauro Colagreco and René Redzepi and many others (see the full list below), using the exhibition as an opportunity to discover other means of expressing of their powerful creativity.


The exhibition will assemble 25 of the world’s cutting edge chefs plus 20 contemporary artists, all of them under 50 years old, and will culminate in several experimental culinary and artistic installations and performances, which promise to unfold in the spaces of La Panacée in the months to come.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events: conferences, performances and screenings of chefs and artists, that will enable visitors to be immersed in a multisensorial artistic experience.


Iñaki Aizpitarte – Restaurant Le Chateaubriand in Paris, France
Maksut Aşkar – Restaurant Neolokal in Istanbul, Turkey
Danny Bowien – Restaurant Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco and New York, United States
Manoella Buffara – Restaurant Manu à Curitiba, Brazil
Riccardo Camanini – Restaurant Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera, Italy
Jeremy Chan – Restaurant Ikoyi, London, United Kingdom
May Chow – Restaurant Little Bao, Hong Kong, China
Amanda Cohen – Restaurant Dirt Candy in New York, United States
Mauro Colagreco – Restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France
Thomas Frebel – Restaurant Inua in Tokyo, Japan
Rodolfo Guzman – Restaurant Borago in Santiago, Chile
Healthy Boy Band – Lukas Mraz, Philip Rachinger, Felix Schellhorn
Esben Holmboe Bang – Danemark
Jordan Kahn – Restaurants Vespertine and Destroyer in Los Angeles, United States
Chiho Kanzaki – Restaurant Les Virtus in Paris, France
Antonia Klugmann – Restaurants Antico Foledor Conte Lovaria, close to Udine and L’Argine in Vencò, in Dolegna, Italy
Alberto Landgraf – Restaurant Oteque in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Richie Lin – Restaurant Mume in Taipei, Taiwan
Nadine Levy Redzepi – PT
Virgilio Martinez – Restaurant Central in Lima, Peru
René Redzepi – Restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark
Niko Romito – Restaurant Reale in Castel di Sangro, Italy
Ana Roš – Restaurant Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia
Colombe St-Pierre – Restaurant Chez Saint-Pierre in Le Bic, Québec
Gilles Stassart – Born in 1967 in Vézelay, France. Works and lives in Gunma, Japan


Davide Balula – France
Dorian Bauer – France
Nicolas Boulard – France
Tiphaine Calmettes – France
Elise Carron – France
Cozinha Radicante with Roberto Cabot (Rebecca Lockwood / Ynaïe Dawson / Rosa Branca) – Brazil
Nicolas Daubanes – France
Beth Galton – USA
Tania Gheerbrant & Mahalia Köhnke-Jehl – France
Şakir Gökçebağ – Turkey
Valentina Karga & Tessa Zettel
Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos – Greece
Charlie Malgat – France
Fanny Maugey – France
Mathieu Mercier – France
Pôle-Fromage (Inès Day /Jeanson Péchin) – France
Sean Raspet – USA
Natsuko Uchino – Japan
Mélanie Villemot – France
Zoe Williams – Great Britain

What: Cookbook’19
When: 9 February – 12 May 2019
Where: La Panacée MOCO, Montpellier, France

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Cookbook.19: Art and Cuisine meet in Southern France

30 December, 2018
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