“El Bulli: Cooking in Progress” at Farnsworth

On Friday, October 7, the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre will be presenting the First Friday Film: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. The film will take place in the Farnsworth Art Museum’s auditorium at 8 p.m.

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress follows three-star chef Ferran Adrià, widely considered the best, most innovative, and most eccentric chef in the world. “Creativity means not copying” and Adrià has made this the motto of his everyday pursuits. Viewers will closely observe his quest from initial experimentation to the premiere of the finished dish. Many an ingredient is examined in a totally new way, ideas emerge, are discussed, and finally all the results, whether good or bad, are thoroughly documented on a laptop beside the cooking spoon. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is a tasty peek at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking. As Adrià himself puts it, “the more bewilderment, the better!”

The film will be shown in the Farnsworth auditorium and is a complement to the upcoming lecture series Cultures of Desire: An Examination of Art and Food, a series taking place on Wednesday evenings at the Farnsworth from October 5 through the 19th. Tickets for the film are $7 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers and will be for sale outside the Farnsworth auditorium prior to the screening.

This film is part of a series in collaboration with The Strand Theatre presented monthly on First Fridays focusing on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following each film. For more information please call the Education Department at 207-596-0949 or visit the museum’s website at www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education.