Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO THE ARTS: Chefs and Critics

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Caption: "They're going to print a retraction -- your desserts are not inconsistent."









A news item from France on February 24,1993, caught the attention of New Yorker magazine cartoonist, William Hamilton.

The explosion of a combination of chef-notoriety, kitchen hunks, and culinary authors suggests that the personality in the kitchen is more important than the food on the table. In this case, the restaurant critics are accused of unnecessary harshness. Here, an inconsolable chef stands ready to take the final leap.

One of France's most celebrated chefs has apparently committed suicide after his flagship
restaurant was downgraded in a top restaurant guide.

Bernard Loiseau was found dead at his country home, a hunting rifle by his side.

His death came a week after the renowned GaultMillau restaurant guide cut its rating for his Cote d'Or restaurant in Burgundy.

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