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The perfectionist : life and death in haute cuisine

Author: Rudolph Chelminski
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bernard Loiseau was one of only 25 French chefs to hold Europe's highest culinary award, three stars in the Michelin Red Guide, and only the second chef to be awarded the Legion of Honor. Despite such triumphs, he shocked the culinary world by taking his own life in February 2003 as rumors swirled that he was on the verge of losing a Michelin star (a prediction that proved to be inaccurate). Journalist Chelminski,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bernard Loiseau; Bernard Loiseau; Bernard Loiseau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph Chelminski
ISBN: 1592401074 9781592401079
OCLC Number: 57168179
Description: xi, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Life and death in haute cuisine
Responsibility: Rudolph Chelminski.
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Bernard Loiseau was one of only 25 French chefs to hold Europe's highest culinary award, three stars in the Michelin Red Guide, and only the second chef to be awarded the Legion of Honor. Despite such triumphs, he shocked the culinary world by taking his own life in February 2003 as rumors swirled that he was on the verge of losing a Michelin star (a prediction that proved to be inaccurate). Journalist Chelminski, who befriended Loiseau three decades ago and followed his rise, now gives us a tour of this hallowed culinary realm, filled with competition, culture wars, and impossibly high standards. This is the story of a daydreaming teenager who worked his way up from obscurity to owning three famous restaurants in Paris and rebuilding La Côte d'Or, a man whose energy and enthusiasm won the hearts of staff and clientele, while self-doubt and cutthroat critics took their toll.--From publisher description.

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