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By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

That's how people make sense of a meeting: they eat something. If they were in a sad moment it would be the same thing, they'd be eating something. It's what makes life fun. We don't need it to be delicious or great or all these things if we're just to survive. But it's one of those things that makes life fun, livable. And the more I submerge myself in it, the more fun I seem to have.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

There's no media training. In cooking school, there's not even manager training. You learn the fundamentals of cooking. Everything else is learning by doing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

You wake up, your life is discipline: there's kids, breakfast, lunch box, go to work, discipline, organization, guests. Imagine the semi-final of Super Bowl. We have that every day: lunch and dinner. We play that game. Then you come home and you really just want to drink a beer. But then you discipline yourself and you have to do this thing, this journal. It was painful but I'm so happy I did it. I have newfound respect for people that write.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

When you start at catering college, nobody prepares you for a book tour or public speaking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I never cooked at home - my father was the chef.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I had turned down other head chef jobs. I didn't want to take over someone else's cuisine. I wanted to start from scratch.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

When people are grownups they're grown ups. They make their own decisions you know.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

The drive for working comes from everyday moments - the thrill of experiencing a young cook succeeding in what they thought was an impossible job, as well as guests being happy. I also love the unknown - discovering new things and trying to make sense of them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

21 years ago when I started cooking, to be a cook meant that you were going to stay in the basement. Being a chef, you would never be on a book tour. You could never dream that 20 years later on you would be on a book tour. It wasn't a part of your dreams because it was just totally unrealistic. When did cooks - restaurant cooks, not cooks that have 15,000 television shows - when did cooks become part of pop culture the way they are?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I would love to eat a really great burger, but it doesn't exist in our part of the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

All of the people who work in the kitchen with me go out into the forests and on to the beach. It's a part of their job. If you work with me you will often be starting your day in the forest or on the shore because I believe foraging will shape you as a chef.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

There is no conflict between a better meal and a better world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Learning about issues such as sustainability and locavorism are things that you need to have as part of you as a chef because it will make you cook more delicious food.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Summer's the same, autumn is even more extreme. Then winter is when you sort of condense all of your ideas. You process all these things and you try to look for new concepts. In that sense, your intuition is in hibernation. What you fill up is your imagination; you fill up your memories there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

The traditional roots of Scandinavian cuisine are not that spectacular, to say the least. When we write about the traditions that we are inspired by, it's more techniques like smoking, preserving. Many of them are not made to make food delicious; they're just around so that you can make food last through the winter. There isn't a great deal of tradition to tap into.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

The restaurant industry is brutal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Cooking, I mean, food, cooking foods is just everything that I do from morning to night. It's how I choose to live my life: through cooking, people that are in food culture. And I love it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Fine dining is an occasional treat for most people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

The first book was out and for the first time we were on a book tour. Being the son of an immigrant, I'd never dreamt of being on book tours. Suddenly the attention was huge.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Chefs have a new opportunity - and perhaps even an obligation - to inform the public about what is good to eat, and why.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home... and eating it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I just love this idea of using, especially in terms of food, using that common sense. If you follow that - it's hard to talk about it without sounding like some New Age idiot, which I think is a bit unfair - but, if you do follow that natural cycle, you will inevitably eat better, cheaper, and much, much, much, much healthier.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I can't crack jokes because I don't have any.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

If you see someone in the kitchen that has good hands and a quick brain, then you need that person to be in the front of everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rene Redzepi

When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I know every movement of my kitchen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

If you see how a plant grows and you taste it in situ you have a perfect example of how it should taste on the plate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

My last meal on Earth, I would love it to be a bowl of blueberries with cold cream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I still cook at home. A lot of chefs I think don't cook at home. But I still do, I love cooking at home, I love having friends.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

People will travel anywhere for good food - it's crazy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I started to change. It was sort of a restaurant mid-life crisis, you could say. I lost a lot of confidence, not so much as a father or as a friend, but as a boss, as a chef that's to make decisions throughout the day all the time. I just slowly started burning out. Once you lose your confidence like that, you start being angry in the kitchen. I couldn't recognize myself anymore. I started writing the journal. It was never meant to be a book, but the editor at Phaidon read parts of it. As editors do, I guess.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rene Redzepi

I think that in our part of the world, Scandinavia, we are one of the pioneers of showing that gastronomy can be something - high gastronomy can be something very, very present and doesnt have to involve, you know, what is perceived as the normal luxury items that belong in a high gastronomy restaurant.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rene Redzepi

But when spring and summer happens, it's intuition. Everything is based on intuition. There's not too much time to overthink, over-complicate. Those wild strawberries, they might be there for two days.