The latest attempt to dig deeper into the Noma phenomenon and psyche of chef Rene Redzepi is the feature length documentary, Noma: My Perfect Storm. Towards the beginning it’s easy to fall under the spell of the chef and his concept for the restaurant. It’s a concept which has had and will continue to have a ripple effect. Because really, this is more than just about one chef or one restaurant, it’s about a philosophy that is changing food, cooking and how we approach it everywhere. It's about creating a cuisine that reflects time and place in the most authentic way possible. Not surprisingly, it’s also about the process of pursuing something great.
|René Redzepi in NOMA/ MY PERFECT STORM, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit/ Pierre Deschamps|
I don’t want to give too much away, but I do urge you to see this film, especially if you are interested in Noma or in the changes undergoing restaurant and food culture today. Theater dates and how to watch on demand.