Chef Grant Achatz explains food humor

July 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM ET

He may be one of the food world's most inventive chefs, but he's not above the occasional, admittedly bad, culinary pun. When Chef Grant Achatz sat down with us to talk about food for our Future of Technology series, the conversation eventually wandered from floating bubbles of caramel to an awkward Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tribute.