Anyway, Redzepi had an idea. It seemed innocuous. It seemed impossible, too, or at least unlikely to lead to anything real. The years to come would teach me that Redzepi was always dreaming up ideas. These ideas usually came across as impossible, and their very impossibility fueled him.
Imagine the opportunity to follow Rene Redzepi off road in Mexico in search of the perfect taco, nibble on scury grass and sorrel on on Copenhagen’s wind swept beaches, forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks in Sydney and start all over again back again in the ground breaking kitchens of Noma in Copenhagen.
That’s exactly what journalist and food writer Jeff Gordinier had the chance to do. Chronicling four years in the life of the Danish chef on a worldwide culinary adventure in pursuit of excellence, captured in his new book; Hungry Eating, Road-Tripping and Risking it all with the greatest chef in the world by Jeff Gordinier.
Part journal, part travelogue, it’s a close up account of a “brilliant chef who sets out to risk it all” and what Redzepi got up to when Noma shut for four years before re-inventing itself.
When the very fabric of Jeff Gordonier’s personal life was falling apart Redzepi became the unexpected “yes” man combined with unbridled enthusiasm to give the writer a new perspective on life, which culminates in this gripping behind the scenes introduction to budding cooks, chefs or simply those looking for some life inspiration!