Building Your Wave

Building Your Wave

“Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, imitated and paid homage to in restaurant kitchens all over the world, Ferran Adrià is easily the most influential serious chef of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Quite simply, he changed the game.”
- Colman Andrews

It wasn’t always that way. Fernando Adrià Acosta, aka Ferran Adrià, was born on May 14, 1962, in a crowded, demographically diverse area southwest of Barcelona known as L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. His father, Gines, was a painter and plasterer and his mother, Josefa, a housewife. He did well in his […]

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Relevance & Revenue

Relevance & Revenue

“In some ways, my father has been very lucky, he is incredibly hardworking, has a great eye, and has mastered the art of running a restaurant down to the tiniest detail. But he also has a knack for popping up in the right places at the right time—London in the ’60s and ’70s, when that city was the cultural center of the world; New York and L.A. during the art and showbiz booms there. It’s uncanny.”
- China Chow

Michael Chow, aka Mr. Chow, was born in 1939 in Shanghai as Zhou Yinghua. His father was one of China’s most famous actors and his sister was one of the first Bond girls. Chow’s mother was part of a wealthy family, and at the age of twelve, he was sent […]

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We are all Media Channels

We are all Media Channels

“Everything you know could already be wrong.”
- Jimmy Iovine

Over the past few weeks, I watched The Defiant Ones, a four-part HBO documentary about Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, a few times. It’s fantastic; I am sure many of you have seen it, if you haven’t, you should. The Defiant Ones is entertaining content. The Defiant Ones is also […]

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