A Work in Progress: A Journal

René Redzepi


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Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714877549
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 2/13/2019
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The world-famous chef René Redzepi's intimate first-hand account of a year in the life of his renowned restaurant, noma

A Work in Progress: A Journal is a highly personal document of the creative processes at noma and the challenges faced by its chefs over a twelve-month period in an unspecified year of the restaurant's history. After a month of vacation, Redzepi made a resolution to keep a journal and to dedicate a year to the creativity and well-being at noma.

The result is an unusually candid, and often humorous, insight into the inner workings of one of the food world's most creative minds. Originally featured in the bestselling A Work in Progress, first published in 2013.

René Redzepi is one of the most influential chefs on the international gastronomic scene. He is head chef and majority owner of the 2–star Michelin restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, which specializes in Nordic cuisine and sources ingredients exclusively from Scandinavia. Classically trained, Redzepi began his culinary career at Copenhagen’s Restaurant Pierre André, eventually moving onto El Bulli, The French Laundry, and Kong Hans Koelder. He founded Noma in 2003 and since then, the restaurant has taken the number one spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2008, Redzepi established the Nordic Food Lab, a non–profit institution established to explore Nordic cuisine. He also participates annually in MAD Food Camp, a platform that engages leading chefs, scientists, and academics each summer to discuss a new theme.

Redzepi’s first major cookbook, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine (Phaidon, 2010) was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "the most important cookbook of the year" and won both IACP and James Beard awards.

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