Food as Art?
November 27, 2012
The film Decoding Ferran Adria, on the rise of molecular gastronomy and food as an art form, prompted the discussion of good and bad behavior related to food. In the documentary, chef and food author Anthony Bourdain traveled to the ultra-modern "research lab" at El Bulli, a restaurant in Spain run by the celebrated and controversial chef Ferran Adria and voted the "World's Best" by Restaurant Magazine. "A culinary superstar," Adria has been called the "father of molecular gastronomy." Local chef David Tallent provided relevant cuisine for the event and students debated the Themester questions of what is good and bad behavior related to molecular gastronomy.