Currently watching...

05 July 2016

It's been ages since I've had a TV show that I've really followed. Earlier this year Tony and I really got into Master of None and now we're watching another Netflix series - Chef's Table. 

Every episode is an in-depth profile of one chef and I was super keen to check it out after I learnt that the series is directed by David Gelb, who made the beautiful documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Last night we watched an episode about Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann, which has been the highlight of the first season.

Mallmann lives on an isolated island in Patagonia and the way he cooks is pretty wild. He has a team of gypsy chefs who help him cook outdoors - stringing up animals on crucifix style structures in front of fires, burying vegetables in cooking pits and plating up meals in the snow. Here's a little look.

I especially loved this line about life and work: "Today I think we educate kids to be settled in the comfortable chair. You have your job, you have your little car, you have a place to sleep and the dreams are dead. You don't grow on a secure path. All of us should conquer something in life. And it needs a lot of work and it needs a lot of risk."

Side note: This interview with director David Gelb was what prompted me to watch the show :) 

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