Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià Acosta (* 1962 in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Katalonien, Spain) is a world-well-known cook and gastronomer. Adrià operates since 1984 the restaurant El Bulli in the proximity of the city Roses to the Spanish Costa Brava.


Adria began its gastronomische career as plate scrubber in a restaurant in Castelldefels. With 17 years he collected his first professional experiences as an auxiliary cook in different restaurants. With 19 years it had to the military and became there Smutje on the naval base in Cartagena. During the military time Adrià works one month long in at that time not yet well-known restaurant El Bulli. After the military time in the year 1984 Adrià at the age of 22 years, together with Christian Lutaud, chief cook of the El-Bulli-restaurant at that time became. Only one and a half years later he became an exclusive chief cook.

Admits became Adrià by its experimental handling the food preparation (molecular catering trade) and - presentation. Of France old master Paul Bocuse said about it: “Ferran Adrià makes the most exciting things in our occupation. ”


  • El Bulli 1983-1993 (with July Soler and Albert Adrià)
  • El Bulli: el sabor del Mediteráneo, 1993, ISBN 847596415X
  • lot secretos de El Bulli, 1997, ISBN 448710002
  • El Bulli 1994-1997 (with July Soler and Albert Adrià)
  • Cocinar EN 10 minutos con Ferran Adrià, 1998, ISBN 8460576280
  • Celebrar el milenio con Arzak y Adrià (with Juan Mari Arzak), 1999, ISBN 8483072467
  • El Bulli 1998-2002 (with July Soler and Albert Adrià), Conran Octopus, 2003, ISBN 1840913460; Ecco, 2005, ISBN 0060817577
  • El Bulli 2003-2004 (with July Soler and Albert Adrià), Ecco, 2006, ISBN 0061146684

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