Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

René Redzepi

Age: 34
Occupation: Chef

Chef of the Copenhagen restaurant Noma, which is currently ranked first in the world, Redzepi launched the "new Nordic" cuisine, giving Danes a sense of their gastronomic heritage and in the process forging an internationally embraced style of cooking that, through its reliance on locally foraged plants and indigenous meat and fish, conveys a strong sense of time and place. And recently he's gone beyond the kitchen to organize the annual MAD Food Camp, bringing chefs, scientists, farmers and policymakers together to explore a sustainable future for food.