“Creativity is the ability to store the special moments, big or small, that occur throughout your life, then being able to see how they connect to the moment you’re in. When past and present merge, something new happens.” – René Redzepi’
Jeff Gordinier takes you on a rip-roaring adventure through the lush jungles of the Yucatán peninsula, past the glistening beaches of Tulum and to the frigid depths of the Arctic Circle – all in search of the best ingredients that would coalesce to give birth to some of Noma’s most iconic, sumptuous and sometimes rambunctious dishes.
Infused with the verve and vivacity of the force of nature himself – René Redzepi – Gordinier’s masterful prose is on display – a veritable smorgasbord that will inspire, tantalise and ignite a fire that propels you onwards.
I‘ve followed Noma’s trajectory over the past couple of years and have always fantasised about being able to get onto that waiting list.
But alas, the sudden announcement about its closure has extinguished that dream and has sent shock waves across the industry, which I’m sure, will continue to reverberate for many more years to come.
However, there’s always a silver lining – the pop-ups are still a thing! But I digress.
Gordinier’s work – from writing about food to interviewing Keanu Reeves – has led me down a path that is brimming with creative passion and imbued with excitement, heart, and an insatiable desire to connect with people.
And in René Redzepi’s words, “Creativity is the ability to store the special moments, big or small, that occur throughout your life, then being able to see how they connect to the moment you’re in. When past and present merge, something new happens.”
I went in to learn more about Redzepi. I came out discovering a masterful storyteller. For that, I am grateful.
Listen to Gordinier discuss ‘Hungry’ on The Ritch Roll Podcast