René Redzepi, Noma: Finger in the Wind

The recent opening of Noma in its new location in Copenhagen has for the most part ended speculation about Rene Redzepi’s highly anticipated project. Food publications, social media, and digital forums are inundated with images and details of each dish presented right down to the nanosecond; some rare seafood obtained from the pristine waters of…

Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy: Signature of a Chef

Around Massimo Bottura, you sense the palpable energy of a man who is impatient to catch up with the constant ideas and visions flowing through his consciousness. Never at a loss for words he can carry on extensive conversations with whomever he ‘chooses’ to engage with. I often refer to him as him “Professor Chef”…

MAD5 on Tomorrow’s Kitchen: A Report From Copenhagen

This year the MAD5 symposium brought me back to Copenhagen to attend one of the most awaited food events in the food industry. I arrived in the city basking in the sunshine that would soon disappear during the two days of the event. As in other years the boats were waiting early morning at Nyhavn to…

Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium Lands Third Michelin Star

On a recent flying visit to Copenhagen I had an opportunity to catch up with Rasmus Kofoed at Geranium. Every time we meet I really enjoy our conversations that range from food, to travel, family, industry goings on, and life. People around him comment about how he is so animated and it is unusual to…