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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Dining' started by uggboy, Feb 1, 2015.
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings
And there is another list out there with the top 100 Chefs, as chosen by 2 and 3 star Michelin Chefs.... https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/100-best-chefs-in-the-world-le-chef/
In think France outscored/outranked England in this one. Anytime you talk food, it is very subjective. Food for thought from this Chef!
Subjective "Food for Thoughts"....Cheers.
I'd rather have real food, abstract art, amorous thoughts and distilled liquor
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.