My 2 Cents: Basque Culinary Center Inauguration

I’d done my homework weeks in advance and read about the G9 meeting in Peru earlier this month, where the International Advisory Board comprised of prominent chefs such as René Redzepi (Denmark), Ferran Adrià (Spain), Dan Barber (USA), Massimo Bottura (Italy), Alex Atala (Brasil), etc. got together to discuss plans for the Basque Culinary Center, lauded as the ‘Harvard of Gastronomy‘ according to our trusty newspaper in Basque country, El Diario Vasco.

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Congreso de Cocina de Autor

I had the rare and wonderful opportunity to photograph the Congreso de Cocina de Autor in Vitoria, featuring world-renowned chefs like René Redzepi (Noma), Pedro Subijana (Akelarre), Patxi Eceiza (Zaldiaran), Quique Dacosta, Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca) and of course Martín Berasategui. I’ve always been infatuated with [g]astronomy (en serio, I like my constellations) but it didn’t occur to me until I was in the kitchen at Zaldiaran that I would be surrounded by these shining stars.

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