” What makes the food that we do at Alinea so interesting on the outside is that we really don’t let ourselves say no to an idea. “


” In a lot of ways, a lot of smells that aren’t necessarily edible smell good, and they remind you of certain aspects of food. So making those associations with what smells good or smells a certain way and pairing that with actual edible ingredients is one avenue that we take creatively. “


” I lived my whole life in the kitchen. Not only that, but it’s the passion, it’s the love for cooking and food. It’s dictated my entire life – every aspect of it. “


” Alinea is not the type of restaurant where you go if you’re in a hurry. Really, it’s about enjoying that three-hour block of time and reflecting on the food, having great conversation with your dining companion. “


” The popularity of the Internet and using it as an available resource has really changed the way chefs kind of gather information and look for inspiration. To me, a food trend is potentially a lot of people following an idea. “


” Here’s the irony in what I do: When I go out to eat, I like classic French food. I like amazing Japanese food that has such a history that it goes back hundreds of years. And I also like really innovative food as well. “


” I wish that food trucks could exist here in Chicago like they do in Brooklyn and in New York, where you’re actually cooking off the truck. “


” Ultimately, the perfect meal is when those things come together – circumstance, the food, ambiance, and you’re with the person that you want to be with. “


” Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food. “


” Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art. “



All 10 Grant Achatz Quotes about Food in picture


What makes the food that we do at Alinea so interesting on the outside is that we really don
In a lot of ways, a lot of smells that aren


I lived my whole life in the kitchen. Not only that, but it
Alinea is not the type of restaurant where you go if you
The popularity of the Internet and using it as an available resource has really changed the way chefs kind of gather information and look for inspiration. To me, a food trend is potentially a lot of people following an idea.
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I wish that food trucks could exist here in Chicago like they do in Brooklyn and in New York, where you
Ultimately, the perfect meal is when those things come together - circumstance, the food, ambiance, and you
Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.
Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art.
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