"A beer is a thing in motion," the brewmaster says, carefully pouring a bottle of Black Chocolate Stout into a branded glass. It's the opening seconds of one episode in a new ten-part AOL series called Serving Innovation, which is all about chefs and other food luminaries explaining their work. (Richard Blais of Top Chef explains in the first installment how working the Filet-O-Fish fryer at McDonald's led him down an unlikely path of inspiration.) Other subjects include Lior Sercarz of La Boîte, Anita Lo of Annisa, and Dorie Greenspan. Straight ahead, watch Oliver explain how he tastes the beer in his head long before the mash ever gets made — it's pretty fascinating stuff.
Serving Innovation [AOL]