Great article recently about wild food Chef Rene Redzepi from Denmark in the SMH. Here’s a young chef who has embraced his regions wild foods and incorporated them using skill, flare and commitment to win the accolades of being the best of the top 50 restaurants in the world. He recently toppled Spain’s El Bulli and their molecular gastronomy approach with his impactful flavours and presentation of foraged foods.
My favorite line in the article is that olive oil shall never darken Chef Rene’s restaurant door. I am all for this as olive oil doesn’t even come close to macadamia nut oil in my book for both health and practical reasons.
My favorite line in the article is that olive oil shall never darken
Then there’s this from Joanna Savill, about Chef Rene:
‘‘It should be an inspiration to Australian chefs, too, in using ingredients that are around them more and not being influenced so much by techniques and ingredients that are not uniquely Australian.’‘
Will Aussie Chefs be up to the challenge? There’s lots to learn; from new ways to use the ingredients for their best impact to combining brand new flavours with conventional ones to complement or enhance, contrast and highlight