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Here's a short documentary about chef Thomas Keller that takes a look inside the kitchens at his Napa Valley restaurants. (Keller is also an executive producer for the film.) Directed by Christopher Storer, the documentary is called Sense of Urgency, so named for a sign that hangs in the French Laundry kitchen as a reminder to the staff. In the short film, Keller talks about how slaughtering and butchering rabbits helped him "respect for food that sometimes borders on fanaticism" and how "awareness of the world around you" can provide inspiration. The camera also follows Keller to a pre-service meeting at Bouchon Bistro, where he greets the staff with a "Good evening" and they shout back in union "Chef!" There's lovely footage of the baking and selling of bread and pastries at Bouchon Bakery. There's also fast-paced footage of the various kitchens during dinner service and after during an intense cleaning routine. Go, watch: Update: The filmmakers had to pull the video.

Video: Sense of Urgency

Update: And it's gone, the filmmakers had to pull the video.


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