Selection Reminder: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress at Enzian Theater!
Saturday, Jan. 28 â€“ El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
Like a lot of innovations, molecular gastronomy is easily parodied â€“ and admittedly, the cuisineâ€™s foams, airs and colloids, produced with chemicals and tools never seen in a home cookâ€™s kitchen, can tip over into laughable rather than delicious when too much attention is paid to the technical side. (The cause isnâ€™t helped by its mass-market mascot, the loathsome Marcel of Top Chef Season 2, who never met an ingredient he didnâ€™t blast with liquid nitrogen.) But done right, the cognitive dissonance of these mad-scientist creations induce glee and delight. Saturday afternoon, Enzian screens Cooking in Progress, an inside look at the acknowledged master of the style, Ferran AdriÃ , whose restaurant El Bulli (since closed) was a holy pilgrimage for any foodie worth his or her gourmet artisanal finishing salt. Should the movie awake a desire to experience the trend directly, Sushi Pop in Oviedo serves a mean PB&J: grape-juice sorbet frozen tableside with nitrogen and topped with marshmallow foam and peanut butter powder. â€“ Jessica Bryce Young