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El Bulli chef’s magic food academy

29th January 2011

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Ferran Adrià, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, has unveiled plans to transform his restaurant, El Bulli, into an environmentally friendly academic research foundation dedicated to pioneering molecular gastronomy to even greater heights.

The Catalan chef announced a year ago that the three Michelin-starred establishment, crowned best in the world five times, would be closed throughout 2012 and 2013.

This is like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton shutting down for two years to rethink university education — only, in this case, the people in charge know what they’re doing.

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