Ferran Adria

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Roy Shvartzapel's Culinary Journey to Common Bond

    His last name may be a little challenging to pronounce correctly, but chef Roy Shvartzapel of Common Bond is practically a Houston native. After traveling the world and working in some of the most renowned restaurants, he came back home to open the wildly successful, upper-crust bakery at Westheimer ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The 8 Stupidest Things in the Houston Restaurant Scene Right Now

    First off, we want you to know that we think Houston has a killer restaurant scene. We have some truly top-notch eateries in this town, and we're damn proud of them. That said, everyone messes up from time to time. Chefs, waiters and restaurateurs all do stupid things. And we totally forgive them, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Lucky Peach: A Huge Helping of Irreverence with a Hint of Man-Ass

    I just got my hands on Lucky Peach, David Chang of Momofuku's New York Times-bestselling food journal, which features essays, photography, full-color recipes, art, travelogues and rants in a meticulously designed format. There are currently five issues with the first issue out of print (it sold over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    A Taste of Reality: Top 5 Food Documentaries

    Tommy Lee Jones once didn't do a film because there was a scene in which he was supposed to eat on camera. Tommy Lee Jones doesn't eat on camera. Ever. That film was Man of the House, and it's a good thing that the producers caved to his demands, for the world would be a far, far worse place if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    If You Don't Eat Well, It's Because You Haven't Tried

    Sadly, I was never able to eat at El Bulli before it closed. Ferran AdriĆ  is recognized as the best chef in the world and was the creative force behind El Bulli restaurant for 24 years. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food lovers around the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Molecular Gastronomy and More: Modernist Cuisine, Volume 1

    Modernist Cuisine is not your grandmother's Joy of Cooking. It establishes a new language by which chefs can communicate the complexities of their intellectual work. Authors Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet have produced a beautiful and fascinating cookbook that explores the possibili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    6 Great Gifts For An Iron Chef Wannabe

    As seen in ScienceSlashFoodThe wonders of sous vide cooking​Are you the next Iron Chef? Are you bedding a Master Chef wannabe? Do you or someone you know take cooking very seriously? Here are a few must-haves sure to tickle the fancy of the Iron Chef in, or near, you. 6. Sous vide circulators ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Brew Blog: Estrella Damm Inedit

    Not quite el bulli.​I didn't put much thought into it when I reached into my fridge and started pouring a glass of beer that was created in collaboration with Ferran AdriĆ , mastermind behind el bulli, likely the most highly regarded restaurant in the world. It wasn't my intention to frame thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Food Critics But Were Too Afraid to Ask

    I have yet to meet a food critic who looks -- or acts -- like Anton Ego.​"So many critics. Do any of them have any training?" A question posted by a chef to the Food Media section of the Chowhound forums four years ago. From the same forums, earlier this year: "How do people become food criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Better than Shipley's: Classic Donuts

    ​Long ago, I accepted Shipley's dominance of Houston as a case of always had, always will. The warm glazed donuts at the Ella Shipley's are indeed superb, but I avoid other locations. I was thrilled when Krispy Kreme entered the market, with their ethereally light donuts, but after a few doz ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 21, 2005

    Brain Food

    You may puzzle over the menu at Robert Gadsby's Noé, but you'll love the clever chow

  • News

    April 14, 2005
  • Dining

    March 10, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    The world's best chefs have turned their attention to cocktails, with surprising results