Catalan chef says his plan to convert the award-winning restaurant into a training and research centre is ’95% finished’

Ferran Adrià delivers a speech during the presentation of the elBulli foundation. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish star chef Ferran Adrià unveiled plans on Tuesday for a “cooking laboratory”, museum and database of top recipes at his world-beating restaurant, elBulli.

Adrià, whose eatery was crowned best in the world five times by Britain’s Restaurant magazine before it closed in 2011, gave a preview of the “elBulli foundation”, which he said would open next year. Continue reading

POSTED ON 03/25/2014 1:06 AM | UPDATED 03/25/2014 8:18 PM

FIRE. Chef Rolly isn’t just popular in the Filipino community, but also among the Greeks.

ATHENS, Greece – Whether in Manila, Manhattan, San Francisco or Finland, Filipino chefs have distinguished themselves in culinary arts. Perhaps the most prominent Filipino chef today is Cristeta Comerford, the first female and the first Asian American executive chef at the White House. (READ: White House Chef Cristeta Comerford: ‘Just like mom’)

Here in Athens, many Asian restaurants employ Filipino chefs. Among them are chefs whose experience, diligence and creativity in the kitchen have earned them praise from their employers, customers, and kababayan.

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By Exeter Express and Echo | Posted: March 26, 2014

Celebrated chefs gathered in Exeter to launch the latest edition of a highly-respected guide to the culinary delights of the South West.

The 22nd Trencherman’s Guide lists 166 high-quality restaurants and gastro pubs from Oxfordshire to Cornwall, adding 44 since last year.

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