French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Dining' started by uggboy, Feb 1, 2015.  |  Print Topic

  1. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,181
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

     
    jbcarioca and Newscience like this.
  2. chef4u
    Original Member

    chef4u Silver Member

    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    Status Points:
    870
  3. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,181
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
  4. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,965
    Likes Received:
    12,801
    Status Points:
    10,675
    I'd rather have real food, abstract art, amorous thoughts and distilled liquor ;):p
     
    Newscience, jbcarioca and uggboy like this.
  5. jbcarioca
    Original Member

    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Messages:
    17,507
    Likes Received:
    57,455
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Lest we all forget it, the quality of cuisine worldwide has steadily improved in recent years and regional/local ingredients and preparations have gone global. The examples are almost endless but I'll offer a few:

    Peru was totally invisible in cuisine twenty years ago. There were no decent restaurants even in Lima then. Now, not only is Nobu a worldwide phenomenon, but ceviche is ubiquitous and Peruvian restaurants are entering the gastronomic pantheon of greats;
    The Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo where both mostly devoid of decent restaurants. Now there are outstanding world famed chefs and restaurants in both cities, including those of the Troisgros clan;
    The Troisgros family and the Bocuse clan have both sent their progeny to the CIA! Imagine that, stars of French cuisine sending kids off to the US to learn about cooking! Those kids come back and deliver fusion of multiple cultures.
    The world's definitive best Neapolitan pizza comes from Japan!?

    Offhand I can think of fine examples from Thailand, Vietnam, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Lebanon, China, Japan and on and on. So the Michelin stars are now global, so why not all the other rankings too.

    All this is not diminishing French cuisine in the slightest. All over the world the principles developed by Escoffier (oops, he did that in London, didn't he) and others continue to guide and develop preparations world wide. The French have led all that, so why be surprised when France itself has a lower proportion of individual restaurants at the top than they once did.
     

Share This Page