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Inventing Cuisine – Gerald Passedat
The ‘INVENTING CUISINE’ series proposes documentary portraits films of some uncommon artists: great French chefs whom keep on inventing and re-inventing today’s cuisine. Beyond their style differences, this series makes us a privileged witness to their art. An art that does way more than just to look at the world, it eats it all up!
Marseille inhabits Gérald Passédat, and Paul Lacoste’s film shows this with affection and humour. He captures the way the chef considers the sea to be his personal vegetable patch “growing” out in front of his restaurant – and the way he snaps up everything it has to offer. Few other “Mediterranean” chefs exhibit such curiosity for the ocean’s treasures.
There’s also the city’s passion for “elsewhere” which Gérald Passédat has integrated into his culinary art. Likewise, the lightness – the marine fluidity – that we find in his dishes…and then the rigor as well, like an echo of Marseille which we always think of as fanciful but can fall prey to the Mistral too.