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Grant Achatz Developing Alinea iPad App; Writing More

Now even if you can't score a reservation at Alinea to taste the masterful creations yourself, it's ok, you can take it wherever you go. In a just-released Q&A with Publisher's Weekly, Grant Achatz reveals they're developing an iPad app for the Alinea Book, which was released in 2008, and are close to completion.

Achatz said they have a number informal interviews in video form that were captured during the writing of his memoir, Life, On the Line, which was co-written by business partner Nick Kokonas. It sounds as if these interviews will appear in the app along with recipes from the Alinea Book, and we assume there will be some pretty amazing high-def demonstrations.

Achatz also discusses the oddity that is the possibility of a movie being made of his life. "It’ll be really weird to go to the movie theater—if they do this—and see my life on screen," he said. "But it’s Hollywood: how much do they embellish? All of a sudden I’m going to be played by Tom Cruise? It’ll be really interesting if it comes to fruition.

And despite being a subpar high school student and never having attended college, Achtaz really enjoys writing. Between his memoir and guest columns for Atlantic and the New York Times, he has discovered that his talents lie outside the kitchen as well. "It’s my hope that I will write another book in the not so distant future. I hope to put something out there again someday."
· Cooking the Books With Grant Achatz [PW]
· A Look at Grant Achatz's Biography, Life on The Line [~EChi~]


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