Ignoring the recent bump in the road, it’s hard to argue with the legendary status conferred on Copenhagen’s Noma, earning two Michelin stars and the title of World’s Best Restaurant three years running from 2010 to 2012. In this short film by Emile Rafael for Nowness, head chef René Redzepi takes a stroll through brutalist London landmark, the Barbican, and discusses the high-energy kitchen environment, the pressure if running a wildly successful kitchen and the best ingredients for a harsh wake-up – Metallica and espressos. Having just realeased A Work in Progress, a behind the scenes account of life at Noma, Redzepi explores the next step after reaching such an astounding career high. Press play.

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