Author's Note: Leading into this week's recipes from Ferran Adrià's newly released The Family Meal, we are thrilled to have had the rare opportunity to sit down and chat about life after elbulli with Ferran.
How has your life changed after the closing of elBulli? It hasn't changed at all. We've been doing pretty much the same thing we've been doing for the past few years. The difference is instead of thinking about new dishes, we are preparing a new project, the elBulli Foundation for 2014, and we've had a lot of work to catch up on. Different sorts of projects from the last few months, documentaries, books, and a feature film. More of less it's the same as before. I hope that June next year I'll have a bit more free time to concentrate on the future of the foundation and setting it up.
What's your idea of comfort food and what do you cook for yourself at home? It depends on the moment. I don't believe that there are categorical questions and answers. For instance, right now I need a cup of coffee. And as far as what I cook at home, I don't. I'm a professional chef so I cook at the restaurant. But on the other hand, what we cook at the restaurant for family meal, that can be shared at home and cooked at home.