The Recipes of Genius on Chef’s Table

Rafi Grosglik, David Kyle

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Rafi Grosglik and David Kyle’s “The Recipes of Genius on Chef’s Table” offers insights into the creative process of dish development by those conceived as culinary genius—chefs who implicitly depart from any prior recipe or even prevailing techniques. They describe four primaries “recipes” (cultural scripts) of contemporary creative and talented chefs. Using content analysis of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, they argue that culinary genius narratives reinforce winner-take-all ideologies of a global meritocracy through a highly individualistic framing of the creative process and represent the ideal of the privileged individual genius.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Philosophy of Recipes
Subtitle of host publicationMaking, Experiencing, and Valuing
EditorsAndrea Borghini, Patrik Engisch
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9781350145948
ISBN (Print)9781350145917
StatePublished - 2022


  • Food
  • Genius
  • popular culture
  • Meritocracy
  • Talent
  • talentism
  • creativity
  • Culinary culture
  • culinary-genius


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