Backstage: Dead from the NYPL: LIVE Shorts
"A Day at elBulli," FERRAN ADRIÀ in conversation with Corby Kummer & Harold McGee, LIVE from the NYPL Lite, October 10, 2008 No one can get into elBulli, Ferran Adriàs restaurant on the northeast coast of Spain. But plenty of people certainly try: every year, the restaurant receives over two million requests for only 8,000 seats during the six months it is open. In this video, Ferran Adrià is joined by Corby Kummer and Harold McGee for an evening of explanation and exploration of the sublime. Corby Kummer, the author of "The Pleasures of Slow Food," tries to bridge the apparent gulf between the current locavore quest for regional authenticity and simplicity with Ferran Adriàs stratospheric journeys, taking as a key clue Adriàs enthusiastic support of the Slow Food movement. And Harold McGee, the author of the classic On Food and Cooking and the New York Times column The Curious Cook, tries to bridge the gap between Adriàs kitchen and yours, with his incomparable ability to make the abstruse understandable to everyone.