Ferran Adria Quotes

I was 18 when I first started working at a restaurant. I was a dishwasher. I only got the job because I wanted to go to Ibiza for vacation, and washing dishes was the only job I could find.

Work Quotes, Vacation Quotes

Ferran Adria making hamburgers... some thought it was crazy. But getting them perfect was a challenge. Plus I'm fascinated by all aspects of food.

Food Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Thought Quotes

Friends are really important, especially when you've had the successes that I've had. I've gone really far in my career, so they're the ones that keep you humble, keep your feet on the ground.

Success Quotes, Important Quotes

 

There are many cultural prejudices. For instance, even though fresh fish is a regional staple, Catalans don't like sashimi.

Prejudice Quotes

I don't dream at night; life has given me the stuff I need to be able to dream during the day. I'm very lucky.

Life Quotes, Luck Quotes

When you talk about avant-garde cuisine, the surprise factor is really important. For example, I love looking at blogs and the photos, but I'm not that keen on other people taking photos of my dishes.

Love Quotes, Important Quotes

If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.

Children Quotes, Life Quotes, Food Quotes

Everywhere the sky is blue. There are a multitude of cuisines and dishes. I think of them as the languages and dialects of food.

Food Quotes, Language Quotes

Innovation, being avant garde, is always polemic.

Innovation Quotes

It's very hard to be an innovator at the highest level in any discipline. For some chefs it's merely about combining ingredients, but that's something you can do with your eyes closed.

Discipline Quotes

I cook more theoretically than I do practically. My job is creative, and in the kitchen, the biggest part of my creativity is theoretical.

Creativity Quotes

I don't worry about the things I can't change.

Change Quotes, Worry Quotes

Chefs have only been able to work in restaurants, high-end cuisine. Why? Why haven't they been able to find other scenarios? For those chefs who want to do avant-garde cuisine, should they be finding their income in a restaurant?

Work Quotes

I believe that if you eat well, you work even better.

Work Quotes

I have a driver's licence, but the truth is that I hardly ever drive. I prefer to get around by taxi.

Tax Quotes, Truth Quotes

Risk is to do something that 99 percent of the time would be a failure.

Failure Quotes, Risk Quotes, Time Quotes

If I were a customer, and I was given a dish with peppers, I would hate it. I also don't like blood sausage.

Customer Quotes

In a city, it's very hard to do a restaurant, an avant-garde-cuisine restaurant, where each year you need to change the whole menu.

Change Quotes

5 Top Ferran Adria quotes about Food

I had a very normal childhood, and my mother cooked very normal food.

Food Quotes

I wanted to take nouvelle cuisine further, to the point where we were breaking down the essence of taste and sensation, reconfiguring food as a series of really intense hits on the tongue.

Food Quotes

Monkeys don't enjoy or appreciate flavours. Experts have told us that human beings are the only beings that can appreciate food at this higher level and the only living beings that cook.

Food Quotes

When we're ill, one of the last things we have that we can enjoy is food.

Food Quotes

We never have business meals at El Bulli. If it's about business, you're probably not paying much attention to the food.

Food Quotes, Business Quotes, Attention Quotes