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February 23, 2010

Adrià talks in more detail to Time magazine about his plans for the new El Bulli
Now he's saying maybe he'll serve 60 meals per year. I think this is getting silly, the media reporting on every idea that pops into Adrià's head as news. The current El Bulli isn't even going to close for another two years and the new El Bulli isn't set to open until 2014.

February 22, 2010

Garry Kasparov writes about the fascinating history and evolution of machines playing against humans in chess
Long, but well worth a read. I didn't realize he could write so well. I shouldn't be at all surprised, though, seeing how he's one of the geniuses of our time.

February 19, 2010

Roger Ebert's reactions to the Esquire piece

February 17, 2010

Grant Achatz's reflection on his time at El Bulli
It's a great read, but reading it just makes me sad that I can't experience it myself. I like what Bruni wrote regarding El Bulli's closing: "But was it ever really open in the first place?" It's a good piece on the madness of constantly chasing the latest and greatest in the food world.

Roger Ebert and his battle with cancer profiled in Esquire

February 13, 2010

Instead of a two-year hiatus as previously announced, elBulli is closing permanently after 2011
Adrià is replacing it with an academy for advanced culinary study. He says he's been losing €500,000 per year on the restaurant.

February 3, 2010

Grant Achatz is opening a molecular cocktail bar in Chicago where the food will come second to drinks
An alcohol tasting menu? Awesome.