DIMITRIS KATRIVESIS: THE HAPPINESS GLOBETROTTER
Greek Dimitris Katrivesis has one of those life stories that deserve to be written because they are examples of perseverance and professional growth. He didn’t have much when he arrived in Spain… but he was willing to carve out a future surrounded by stoves, thinking that local gastronomy was only about potato omelet and gazpacho. Dimitris later discovered not only a universe of tastes, but also an “Apocalypses” of ingredients and techniques. He worked in Bulli, side by side with the guru of cooks, Ferran Adrià.
Dimitris believes that cooking is not only about paying attention to all details, but also taking risks, being focused and creative. A dish, a great dish, is the most complex artwork, since it is to target all senses and, once it has been eaten, it must remain in the memory as a painting, a melody or a gorgeous view. “Cooking is taste and
enthusiasm. I cook to make a happier world.”