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Watch Chef Massimo Bottura Reflect on How Emotions Are Transferred Through Food

"It's the most beautiful thing ever."

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Here's a video of Italian chef Massimo Bottura (of the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana) talking about the importance of emotional memories in cooking. Bottura recounts how a "very old" couple enjoyed a "compression of pasta and beans" dish at the restaurant, which represented a "compression of my gastronomic life." Using a wine glass, Bottura illustrates how the dish derives inspiration from Alain Ducasse "and my first steps in gastronomy," Ferran Adrià, and "my grandmother," which led the elderly couple to start crying upon tasting the dish. Go, watch Bottura's storytelling prowess in the video above.