"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Rene Redzepi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Rene Redzepi on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Rene Redzepi on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Rene Redzepi on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Rene Redzepi on Abraham Lincoln
"People will travel anywhere for good food - it's crazy."
"Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home... and eating it."
"Learning about issues such as sustainability and locavorism are things that you need to have as part of you as a chef because it will make you cook more delicious food."
"I've never had anything but the freedom to do what I wanted just as long as it made me happy."
"I still cook at home. A lot of chefs I think don't cook at home. But I still do, I love cooking at home, I love having friends."