Elena Arzak – Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef of 2012

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Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, has been named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurantsince it opened in 1897. In … Continue reading

Interview: Ana Roš (Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia)

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Ana Roš is definitely one of the best Slovenian chefs. Her creative approach, vivid spirit, wonderful curiosity and  world travels result in plates which talk stories – with roots in the local ground and head in the clouds. What has brought you into the culinary world and how did you decide to become a chef? … Continue reading

Bruce Palling’s Top 10 Young Chefs in Europe

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Denmark CHRISTIAN PUGLISI, Restaurant Relæ This 28-year-old Sicilian-born chef opened his first restaurant, Relæ, in August after working at El Bulli for the 2006 season and then as sous-chef at Copenhagen’s Noma. Although some of his creations are hit or miss, there is a raw talent here that can only improve; one of his signature … Continue reading

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