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‘Michelin Stars’ Documentary Shows What It Takes to Earn Culinary’s Holy Grail

Michelin star documentary

Who would’ve thought that a guidebook created by a tire company in the 1900’s would be the holy grail for a chef and their restaurant? Director Rasmus Dineson delves into the power and influence of the world’s most revered restaurants rating guide by traveling from New York to Copenhagen to Tokyo and more. In Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, 15 chefs including Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, Rene Redzepi of Noma, and Yoshimi Tanigawa of Kichisen explain their relationship to the star system and the sacrifices they’ve made to earn their stars.

The creators of this Michelin Stars documentary have stated they don’t want this to be like all of the other exciting food documentaries that have premiered lately. They want, “to illustrate a dark flip side of the shiny coin in creating utter culinary excellence; in search of a realistic understanding of life behind the often airbrushed scenes of what is arguably the most dynamic and creative industry in the world.” Sounds like the anticipation is real on this one and should keep you on the edge of your seat.

The documentary will premiere on September 23 as the opening movie of the San Sebastián International Film Festival. You can watch the trailer below.

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