El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011)



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For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, El Bulli: Cooking In Progress is a tasty peek at some of the world's most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, "the more bewilderment, the better!" --(C) Alive Mind
Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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Ferran Adrià
as Ferran Adria
Oriol Castro
as Oriol Castro
Eduard Xatruch
as Eduard Xatruch
Eugeni de Diego
as Eugeni de Diego
Aitor Lozano
as Aitor Lozano

Critic Reviews for El Bulli: Cooking In Progress

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

For those of us who don't have an deep interest in freeze-drying, 'El Bulli' is astonishingly, sub-'Masterchef' dull.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012
Time Out
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You leave "Cooking in Progress" with respect for a man who followed his vision, and with fascination at the idea of food as artistic expression.

December 1, 2011
Seattle Times
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If you're passionate (and open-minded) about food, you'll be fascinated.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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If your idea of fine dining is pumpkin meringue sandwiches, bone marrow tartare with oysters, tea shrimp with caviar anemones, and ice vinaigrette with tangerines and green olive, then by all means make haste to El Bulli.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
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Offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the Spanish restaurant hailed as the most influential eatery in the world.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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We're made to marvel at slow-cooked, freeze-dried, unappetizingly bagged food, the way some mushrooms, when delicately sliced, evoke fruit and some crustaceans resemble side-sleeping snooze-bar slappers.

August 23, 2011
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for El Bulli: Cooking In Progress


I've never really been into documentaries. And this one just sounds interesting, if not truly wonderful.


A wonderful non narrated document of the creative process at the, now closed for good, culinary Mecca, that was El Bulli.

Anthony Albarran
Anthony Albarran

Film is shot and arranged in a very high-concept manner--so befitting of such an avant-garde restaurant as El Bulli.

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j.j.s.p. w.

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