The recipes book begins with an essay by Lars Ulrich (yes, that Lars Ulrich, of Metallica) entitled “Unafraid.” Redzepi assigned Ulrich the topic of “What is creativity?” which Ulrich answers:
René belongs to a very small group of unique creators. People who have turned their partiular niches completely upside-down. Reinvented and redefined them. The Unafraid. Whether it be Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Charlie Parker, Beethoven, the Beatles, Cecil B. DeMille, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Jack Kerouac, James Joyce, Hunter S. Thompson, Steve Jobs, Stephen Hawking, Marlon Brando, the list goes on depending who’s composing it…but no matter who’s on that list, or how long it is, René Redzepi BELONGS on that list.
Redzepi is the innovative chef behind Copenhagen’s world-renowned, three-Michelin-starred Noma restaurant.