Book Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentices


The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria’s elBulli is based on endless hours of mastering average, dull and routine jobs of dozens of chefs in a little room following strict protocol along with a military-like hierarchy. These are indeed the tips of success behind the curtain at elBulli that is the many creative, innovative kitchen in the globe.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria’s elBulli is a book by Lisa Abend. The writer follows a group of apprentices through a season behind the scenes at elBulli. The apprentices, obtain a when in a life chance, to work alongside the many distinguished chef of their time. Adria is because much of an inventor because he is a chef. He is a modern Da Vinci who utilizes plates as his canvas and food as his paints. So it will be a think of every amateur chef to have a chance to discover from this master chef.

The initial chapters of the book were the many engaging as Abend brings all action behind the scenes with all the group of new recruits. Later uneasiness is build up as visitors enter into the intense planet of the elBulli kitchen. The amount of militaristic control was surprising. The mixture of such purchase with all the notice blowing creativity of the culinary output appeals to visitors a lot.

In today’s ultra-casual workplace, 1 would discover it refreshing to hear of the spot where being late issues – thus much that accuser is fired if it arises over when. Perfection is popular with every action and detail and anything less is not accepted. Together, each individual should carry their fat so that together, the team forms a fast-paced machine that accomplishes the unthinkable evening after evening. Anyone running a company or managing operations could read this book – strict rules, accountability and two-way regard may have remarkable results. (Carol M.)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices reads like a suspense novel sometimes. Even non-food fans would take pleasure in the drama. Because Abend follows elBulli through the lives of the apprentices, the reader can relate to the characters, their dreams, trials and tribulations like those of an engrossing fictional story. The accounts of carrot foam, caviar made of spheres of olive oil and fetal pigs’ tails continue to keep this non-fiction account from being too heavily grounded in fact. The Sorcerer’s Apprentices will be mouth watering not in terms of food descriptions and in the suspense it brings!

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