Allen & Alinea: One Man’s Odyssey Through an Iconic Cookbook

Video 12:38 Allen & Alinea: One Man’s Odyssey Through an Iconic Cookbook

When Allen Hemberger dined at Grant Achatz’s pioneering Alinea restaurant in Chicago in 2008, he had no idea it would set him off on a 5 year odyssey to the heart of modernist cuisine — a journey on which he would lose and then rediscover his creative confidence.

Directed by Dan Addelson:

Featuring Allen and Sarah Hemberger:

Additional photography by Brian Frank and Sarah Hemberger

VFX and Title design by Allen Hemberger
Music by Mophonics:, Great Outwest:, and 10K Islands:

Allen was inspired by a meal at Alinea in Chicago:

More details on Allen’s project to cook his way through the Alinea cookbook can be found here:

Alinea footage courtesy of the film Spinning Plates:

Many thanks to Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz for their support.

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