Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas

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Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas

Talk: Alinea

Spain boasts Ferran Adria's restaurant, elBulli, to push modern cooking's boundaries, but the Chicago restaurant Alinea has its own molecular gastronomy wunderkind in Grant Achatz as he takes food in previously unimagined directions. Though readers are encouraged to make the recipes, or at least interpret them so as to "craft an experience similar to dining at the restaurant," where every minute involves intensive engagement with the food, most people will value the book more as a beautifully produced insight into Achatz's creativity and perhaps a spur to their own, even when they are not making spheres of beet juice or mozzarella balloons.

Grant Achatz

Grant Achatz is an American chef and restaurateur often identified as one of the leaders in molecular gastronomy or progressive cuisine.

Nick Kokonas

Nick Kokonas is the co-owner of Alinea, Next, & the Aviary.

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The debut cookbook from the restaurant Gourmet magazine named the best in the country.

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