Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

What Makes A Genius?

Thomas Matthews
Issue: October 31, 2010

Spanish chef Ferran Adrià is 48 years old; if he's fortunate, he's only halfway through his life. It may be premature to publish a book that claims to tell his "inside story." But Colman Andrews offers Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food (Gotham Books, 356 pages, $28) as a vivid portrait of the personality and achievements (so far) of the man who has been called "the best chef in the world."

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 5, 2010.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories