Legendary Chef Paul Bocuse Dead at 91
There’s a savory place in heaven for him. One of the world’s first celebrity chefs died Saturday, leaving behind an outsize legacy that helped define modern French cooking. Dubbed the “pope” of French gastronomy, Bocuse popularized nouvelle cuisine, a style focusing on light dishes with sophisticated presentation. His legacy lives on in the Bocuse d’Or, an international culinary contest that’s considered the Olympics of cooking. “To have spent time with him was an honor and a dream come true,” Anthony Bourdain tweeted upon hearing the news.