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Vatel and the Invention of the Celebrity Chef

by Michael Garval “Who is this Vatel, where does he come from?” asks one courtier, in the 2000 Miramax biopic Vatel. “Nowhere—slums of Paris,” scoffs royal favorite Lauzun, his reply untrue yet revealing. So who was Vatel, where did he … Continue reading

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