Alain Ducasse

It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.Alain Ducasse

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Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.Alain Ducasse

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Classical cooking and molecular gastronomy should remain separate. You can mix two styles and get fusion; any more, and you just get confusion.Alain Ducasse

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Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes - it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments.Alain Ducasse

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The real evolution is to learn something new every day - it's very important for chefs to share what they have discovered.Alain Ducasse

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It's not easy to have success with restaurants in different cities, but I like the challenge.Alain Ducasse

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Everywhere in the world there are tensions - economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate.Alain Ducasse

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For me, the most luxurious place is somewhere that allows you to feel emotions and pleasures.Alain Ducasse

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If my cuisine were to be defined by just one taste, it would be that of subtle, aromatic, extra-virgin olive oil.Alain Ducasse

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At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard.Alain Ducasse

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In Paris we have bistros, then we have fine dining. In London, you have a very contemporary scene with mixed influences.Alain Ducasse

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Gastronomy is my hobby. I'm simply the casting director. Once I've brought all the right people together, it is they who must work together to tell a story.Alain Ducasse

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My wife Gwenaelle prepares an 'energy shot' for me for breakfast. It's a mix of linseed, cereal, and raisins, with fresh fruit like kiwi. She also adds yogurt for added texture and some pollen and honey for an energy booster.Alain Ducasse

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When I'm in Paris, my favorite market is the Marche Raspail on the Left Bank.Alain Ducasse

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I would never be able to lead the insane lifestyle I do, traveling all over the world, if I wasn't eating food that was simple and healthy.Alain Ducasse

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I was brought up on a farm in Southwest France, eating farm-fresh produce three times a day. It was paradise on Earth, and it shaped my eating habits and my sense of taste.Alain Ducasse

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I love any excuse to work with a mortar and pestle.Alain Ducasse

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If you don't treat an ingredient and its flavors with respect - if you drown it in oil, for instance - you'll spoil it.Alain Ducasse

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London is the most important city in the world for restaurants.Alain Ducasse

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I have restaurants, bookshops... but it's not an empire, more... a puzzle. If it were an empire, all my restaurants would be the same.Alain Ducasse

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TV is a deformed vision, an excessive caricature. A chef has to stay an artisan, not become a star.Alain Ducasse

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I don't like being a celebrity.Alain Ducasse

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My son, Arzhel, is two, and he eats vegetables twice a day. We have a vegetable garden on our farm in the Southwest, and he gets two baskets, one over each arm, and says, 'Garden, Papa!' and then he eats what he picks.Alain Ducasse

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With cooking, there's always the tangible and the intangible: that which is in the domain of sentiment, of the individual.Alain Ducasse

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You take the best ingredients - the best cocoa beans - and you process them in the best traditional way, and you have the best chocolate.Alain Ducasse

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In France, I am the fifth artisan to produce his own chocolate, and the others have been doing it for a long time.Alain Ducasse

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I'm in love with the markets of the world. It's a photograph of a city, a culture.Alain Ducasse

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I love to pick tomatoes at the end of the day, when they're still warm from the sun.Alain Ducasse

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The Asian airlines have the best wine programs.Alain Ducasse

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The world of wine is more creative than the world of cooking.Alain Ducasse

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