Fortnum's Hungry Minds


Chef Thomas Keller

Season 1, Ep. 8

Chefs do not come much more influential than culinary legend, Thomas Keller. For over 25 years, Chef Keller’s kitchens have been training grounds for many of the world’s top chefs, including Achatz, Jonathan Benno and René Redzepi. As quoted in the Michelin Guide: ‘Working at The French Laundry is to the future success of aspiring chefs what Harvard Law School is to up-and-coming lawyer’s.

Here, Tom and Thomas discuss the importance of practice and persistence for young chefs, Keller’s much anticipated new cookbook The French Laundry, Per Se, and who the creators of his favourite shortbread are. Spoiler alert: it’s Fortnum's.

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