You know an event is exceptional when Tetsuya Wakuda, one of the most innovative chefs in Sydney, Australia, says that attending every year has changed the way he cooks. Similarly, British sensation Heston Blumenthal says the event holds a special place in his heart. Even Ferran Adrià, the Spanish father of molecular gastronomy, never misses it. Charlie Trotter and rising stars Dan Barber and Grant Achatz, all of the United States, are willing to cross the ocean for it.
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