Bullipedia, the new culinary encyclopedia from El Bulli
Bullipedia (www.bullipedia.net), a new project similar to Wikipedia, was recently introduced by the popular chef Ferrán Adriá. Its objective will be to create a catalogue that will organize the history, products and techniques used generally in the kitchen and at El Bulli, the restaurant that used to be owned and managed by him. El Bulli was considered the best restaurant in the world in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. It closed its doors in 2011 to become El Bulli Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to carrying out research in culinary sciences.
“Bullipedia is a unique project that will allow El Bulli Foundation to publish the information generated by the organization apart from creating new knowledge”, declared Adriá. This new tool will allow chefs and teachers to incorporate new cooking technologies in their day to day work, he added. The chef also made very clear that access to Bullipedia will not be free since quality information on internet never is.
Ferran Adriá is considered an artist in the kitchen who has introduced several new culinary techniques such as the deconstruction (which consists in isolating several ingredients in a dish only to reconstruct them in a completely different way), the use of foams, spherification (the process of shaping liquid into spheres with alginate), and the use of liquid nitrogen. The Bullipedia project will officially open in 2014.
Via El Pais and Wikipedia