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Its very hard to be an innovator at the highest level in any discipline. For some chefs its merely about combining ingredients, but thats something you can do with your eyes closed.
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I don't worry about the things I can't change.

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I never even dreamed of being a chef, and that's fundamental.

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

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I am not a multimillionaire. I don't own a yacht or a Ferrari. I live in a 60-square- metre flat. My needs are simple.

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Just to eat is a gift.

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

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I think my virtue was I never thought This is impossible.

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People need to understand. If they go to a show on Broadway and find seventy people working but only fifty spectators, how much would the ticket cost? That's what El Bulli's about. There are seventy actors who are playing for just fifty spectators. Is the price expensive? It's relative. How much does a normal dinner at a five-star hotel restaurant cost? Four hundred dollars. It's the same as El Bulli. But you can also think of it this way: How much would it cost to eat something that nobody else is eating?

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Could you imagine people eating a painting
if they could introduce a painting into their bodies? It's probably the artist's dream, and we have the opportunity to do so.

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If you go off the edge, it's not cooking anymore, so you have to push it to the limit ... What are the limits?

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You can't please everyone, especially if you're doing very radical things at the vanguard of cooking. That's life; it's a polemic I've lived with since I started cooking.

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There are a lot of products still to be discovered in the world and experimentation, for example with seafood and fish. There are thousands of products that we're not eating right now that maybe will be cultivated in a good agriculture situation, a sustainable, ecological way. Maybe there will be textures or flavors we hadn't even thought of. In the Amazon there are 400 fruits that are not cultivated right now. They're just incredible fruits. Textures, tastes that we don't know right now.

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Creativity means not copying.

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When people think science and cooking, they have no idea that it's not correctly expressed. We're actually applying the scientific method. People think chemistry and physics are science, but the scientific method is something else ... It's the science that the world of cooking generates: science of butter; science of the croissant.

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We knew the time would come that we'd have to step down because we'd been winning Oscars for 15 years. I discovered this one day when I got home, my mother was reading a newspaper and she said, 'Again? What are you doing in the papers?' And I realized if my mother thought that of me, what would my enemies think?

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My idol was Johann Cruyff (a Dutch soccer player) and I wanted to be like him. But when I realized that I would never be, I decided to do something else. I met the kitchen by chance and quickly became completely enamoured by it.

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I never cook at home. After 15 hours at work, I don't have much of a desire to cook at home. I do eat at home, but it's always something simple. Raw nuts. Almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
these are marvelous products. I am, however, the type that likes to go out to eat a lot. I never tire of it.

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