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Founder and head chef of Noma, René Redzepi transforms moments into memories that last a lifetime. Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Albanian-Danish chef takes inspiration from nature and seasons to create a variety of dishes, which project a specific time and place onto a plate. At his talk at Design Indaba Conference 2012, Rezepi gives insight into his journey in creating the restaurant Noma, a gastronomy experience focusing entirely on food and people.
How do you create a new flavour, asks Redzepi. Is it enough just to use ingredients?
Redzepi also talks about two projects he has undertaken, “Nordic Food Lab” and “Madfood.co”, both of which focus on providing chefs around the world with a broader knowledge and vocabulary on food and food design.
A not-to-be-missed scene in this talk features the Nordic chef flinging a dead duck across the stage, demonstrating its last fleeting moments on Earth and how its "dying images" should be translated into the ultimate dish.