Noma Test Kitchen

I was going through some latest news and watched the following videos from Noma’s test kitchen with a wry, and dare I say it somewhat cynical, smile on my face. What is this all about?

Have a look and tell me. Is this genius? or is food becoming so pretentious and insular that we industry players are losing the reality? If it takes so long to play with an ingredient then can it really be worth it? Is any taste worth that? or are these boys now playing with our food so much that they have lost the very fact that there are perfectly wonderful tasty ingredients doing what nature intended without a push from them? Surely that’s enough.

I think that great food is about simplicity and that’s it. End of.

More on Peru later….