Daniel Humm Loves Veggies, Gummi Bears

Finish your vegetables.
Finish your vegetables. Photo: Patrick McMullan

The illustrious and soft-spoken chef Daniel Humm recently sat down with World Radio Switzerland to discuss his culinary upbringing in the shadow of the Alps, saying “I was 19 the first time I had fast food, eating at McDonald’s. I thought it was the greatest thing in the world.” He also admits he has a soft spot for gummi bears, sour ones in particular, and that the ornate food served at Eleven Madison Park has evolved in a somewhat surprising direction. “Probably 70 percent of our dishes are vegetarian,” he says. “We’re moving away from all the meat.” Think Michelle Obama had something to do with this? [WRS, Related]