“The first-ever comprehensive and authentic exploration of originality in contemporary cuisine. A Wealth of Insight is a true world atlas of creativity and innovation of the 21st century kitchen.”—From the Foreword by Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli 1846 and elBulli Foundation, Five-time Winner of the World’s Best RestaurantToday’s most admired chefs bring a level of intellectual rigor, honesty, authenticity and soul to their pursuits akin to the great philosophers and truth-seekers of our time. This book celebrates that recognition. A Wealth of Insight: The Worlds Best Chefs on Creativity, Leadership and Perfection profiles nearly 45 of the world’s best chefs who have collectively amassed nearly 100 Michelin stars, and who regularly appear atop the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, La Liste, James Beard and other international rankings and awards. Together, they represent some of the most revered and legendary restaurants on earth.Featuring bite-size insights and stunning photography from around the world, A Wealth of Insight dedicates a chapter to each culinary icon and digs deeper into their creative process, unrelenting pursuit of perfection, and unwavering commitment to excellence in cuisine, leadership and service.If you are endlessly fascinated by how the world’s best chefs get inspired, create and innovate, research critically-acclaimed restaurateurs and food reviews months before taking a trip, are addicted to TV shows and documentaries that showcase food culture, cuisine and culinary personalities from all over the world, or secretly dream of crisscrossing continents as an insatiable gastrotourist, then A Wealth of Insight is for you. In addition, for those eager to learn how these five-star chefs began their journey to the top and maintain their prime position, this book also dives into their childhood memories, early experiences, culinary philosophy, how best to lead and manage a world-class restaurant, the future of food and their advice to young and aspiring chefs.A Wealth of Insight features Albert Adrià (Tickets), Alex Atala (D.O.M), Ana Roš (Hiša Franko), Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz), David Kinch (Manresa), Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit), Enrico Crippa (Piazza Duomo), Éric Frechon (Epicure), Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin), Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca), José Andrés (minibar), Kwong Wai Keung (T’ang Court), Martha Ortiz (Dulce Patria), Nicolai Nørregaard (Kadeau), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Patrick O’Connell (The Inn at Little Washington), Rodolfo Guzmán (Boragó), Ryuki Kawasaki (Mezzaluna), Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), and Virgilio Martínez (Central), among many others.