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Oct 9, 2019

Outside Podcast: A Wild Trip with the World's Best Chef

René Redzepi in Mexico (Photo: Courtesy Penguin Random House/Adriana Zehbrauskas)
Rene Redezpi

At midlife, food writer Jeff Gordinier felt like he was sleepwalking. His marriage was crumbling, and he’d lost his professional purpose. Then he got a curious invitation: René Redzepi, the superstar head chef of Noma, in Copenhagen, asked Gordinier to join him on a quest to Mexico to find exceptional tacos. Thus began a yearslong series of global adventures—foraging for sandpaper figs in Australia, diving for shellfish in the Arctic, seeking cochinita pibil in the Yucatan—that reawakened Gordinier passion for both life and food. In his book Hungry, Gordinier describes how Redzepi’s philosophy of constantly moving forward was an intoxicant as well as a kind of medication. For this episode, Outside’s Michael Roberts spoke with Gordinier about the wildest moments along his journeys with Redzepi and his new habit of saying yes to just about everything.

Outside Podcast: A Wild Trip with the World's Best Chef Podcast