Ferran Adrià told an audience at Harvard University on Tuesday while giving a lecture that he plans to post a daily recipe from the research laboratory that's due to replace his El Bulli restaurant in northeast Spain. Per the Guardian:
He said he would be developing a "social networking site of culinary creativity" using the kitchens of El Bulli, which are set to close in the middle of next year...Adrià has said that El Bulli will continue to serve food, although it will change its name and not be a commercial restaurant. But fans may have to wait to try out the new creations. Adrià has said his new research foundation will not open until 2014.
His lecture, which is part of a general education course called "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter," packed a 350-seat theater. Students also watched him by simulcast feed in nearby classrooms. According to the Harvard Crimson, the lecture was the beginning of what he and chef Jose Andres hope will become a larger trend..."the great synergy between physics and cooking." The course has already attracted overflow crowds even after a student lottery was held.