Alain Ducasse

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The Top 20 Chef Kings (Oops, 1 Queen)

Gordon Ramsay rules the roost, in more ways than one

(Newser) - The phenomenon of the celebrity chef is well past the saturation point, but the restaurants, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, and personal appearances keep coming. Presiding over the largest international empire is British pottymouth-cum-culinary genius Gordon Ramsay, according to a new list by New York's Grub Street blog. The Grub Street formula... More »

Top Chef's Tips for a 'Simple' Dinner Party

And it involves pet donkeys, lots of cashmere

(Newser) - Alain Ducasse cooks up elaborate dishes at his ritzy restaurants. But at home, for an outdoor dinner party, he believes “less is definitely more,” he tells the Wall Street Journal. Which begs the question: What passes for “simple” tips for the average party-thrower from Ducasse? Read on:... More »

Highest Paid Celebrity Chefs

Who's cashing in the biggest on culinary skills

(Newser) - Rachael Ray may not be a classically trained chef, but her cooking prowess has made her a wealthy woman nonetheless, reports Forbes. Thanks to four Food Network programs, a talk show, and a self-titled magazine, she's the highest-paid celebrity chef, pulling in $18 million a year. Here are 9 others... More »

Le Burger Sizzles in Paris

French chefs make over the American standby

(Newser) - Parisian gourmands might still revile McDonald's, but the lowly hamburger has become a mainstay on some of the best menus in the City of Light. From cafés on the Left Bank to top tables showered with Michelin stars, the quintessential American dish has undergone a French transformation. "The... More »

Sarkozy Rips 'Idiot' Citizen

French prez has a cow at agriculture show

(Newser) - In his latest popularity blunder, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been captured on tape calmly skewering a French citizen who refused to shake his hand at an agricultural show in Paris. "Get lost, you idiot," Sarkozy zings in a sanitized translation when the man tells the president he... More »

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