2002. The first part of the General Catalogue is published.
Two years after we began cataloguing and analysing our cuisine, the first volume of what was at the
time planned to be a trilogy came onto the market. Coinciding with the 2002 retrospective, we had brought to a close a twenty-year stage, and
so we subjected it to analysis. This volume, called elBulli1998-2002 included the final period of those twenty years that we had
decided to analyse (1983 to 2002), and served to put the method of analysis that we had thought up to the test. Subsequent years saw the
publication of the second volume elBulli1994-1997) and the first (elBulli1983-1993), which completed the trilogy. Relying on
this method, which by that time had shown that it was feasible (albeit with some inevitable touching up), we continued cataloguing and
analysing our creations, which resulted in the publication of elBulli2003, elBulli2004 and elBulli2005.