Reading Alinea is like being transported to a different world; a world of ideas, inspiration, and aestheticism. I have much respect for Chef Grant Achatz, a true artist and creator of today's culinary world. To Chef Achatz, the gnarly roots of an overturned tree has inspired him to create the famous dish Salsify; the accidental shattering of a wineglass makes him question how he can create raspberries that fragile. I started noticing details, things I have not seen before, and wondered how delicate it would be to replicate my memories through food.
|Transparency of Manchego Cheese|
|We pitted and pitted those tiny olives...|
|Finally dehydrated, 5 hours later...|
|Charring peppers in open flame|
|Chilling olive oil pudding|