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18) Memory and New Combinations Make For Remarkable Dishes

Most if not all El Bulli dishes are memorable, because the food connects people to "memory (connection to local origins, adaptation, deconstruction, earlier modern recipes)," yet delightfully surprises them with "new combinations." The team would take something very traditional and familiar like a Spanish croquette yet completely change and surprise the diner's experience with it. While the croquette appears "normal" to the eye, inside is an oozy center (the something "new").

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