Die 50 besten Restaurants der Welt

Es gibt sie wieder, die Liste der Top 50 Restaurants der Welt und Steirereck in Wien hat es auf Platz 10 geschafft. Und jetzt der eigentliche Punkt: Wer jetzt mit dem „Ja, die Top 50… was interessieren mich die? Ich will meinen Burger/mein Schnitzel am Teller haben. Mir ist das ganze Getue egal!“-Gesudere daherkommt, liest Why the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Matters und geniert sich danach ein wenig.

Like filmmaking before it, cooking’s final acceptance as an art form in its own right has been a long time in coming. And just as the food industry, like Hollywood, is not immune to the seductions of crass mass production, it does on occasion achieve—also like Hollywood—a measure of transcendence, beauty, power, even profundity. […] The chosen few may not truly be the best 50 restaurants on earth […] But all are unquestionably excellent cooks, and excellent cooking is perhaps the highest tribute one can pay to the millions upon millions of beings that give their lives for humanity every day—all the organisms in and of the soil, all the creatures of land, sea and sky. Our weary planet desperately needs such respect these days, and for that reason alone, the work of the W50B’s chefs is never less than moving.

Abgesehen davon ist es immer unterhaltsam, sich über solche Listen auszutauschen oder gute Restaurantkritiken zu lesen.

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