PRODUCT REVIEW: Chefs influence the world and I was invited to preview NOMA: MY PERFECT STORM; all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Noma is known as the 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2014 Best Restaurant in the World. Led by Chef René Redzepi, people from all over the world book flights to Copenhagen to get a taste of Scandinavia as soon as they receive a Noma reservation.
For those of us who haven’t had the opportunity to visit Noma, we’re in luck…
Noma: My Perfect Storm is a feature-length documentary film about Chef René Redzepi and his reinvention of Danish cuisine. This film allows the viewer to see René Redzepi as a leader for his cooks, a visionary for his foragers, and we also get a glimpse of what life is like outside of the kitchen for the chef and how his past motivated him to become the person he is today.
Expect discussions on fermented blood, charred roses; plates with live ants and repurposed materials. I loved watching Chef René in Noma: My Perfect Storm and listening to him pour his passion for food into the hearts of the audience.
“As a cook you’re creating a language. So if that’s the case, we need vocabulary; an alphabet to make sentecnes and paragraphs. The ingredients are our alphabet and the more letters, the more beautiful the prose.” – René Redzepi
Before I watched this movie I didn’t know a thing about him. I knew he was talented, but nothing else. In the film he says, “my Mom is a cook, like me; she feeds those who have been incarcerated,” and it’s moments like that, that makes you realize we are the same. And when he told his father “Noma won Best Restaurant in the World!!!”, his father said, “that’s great son. Now you can take care of your family.”
After viewing Noma: My Perfect Storm, my respect for René Redzepi the chef, multipled 100x for René Redzepi the human. Noma: My Perfect Storm will hit theatres on December 18th and will also be available via onDemand, Amazon Video, and iTunes.
PS: You’ve probably already heard by now that Noma is hosting a pop-up in Sydney and opening a new concept in Copenhagen. More news here.
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