January 20, 2018

‘Pope of French Cooking’ Dies After Battle with Parkinson’s Disease

The Sun; Bocuse died aged 91 at Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, the place where he was born and had his restaurant, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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WORLD famous French master chef Paul Bocuse has died at 91, French officials announced.

Bocuse is credited with defining French cuisine for more than half a century and raising the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities.

Often referred to as the "pope of French cuisine" Bocuse was a tireless pioneer.

He was the first chef to blend the art of cooking with savvy business tactics, branding his cuisine and his image to create an empire of restaurants around the globe.

Bocuse died Saturday at Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, the place where he was born and had his restaurant, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement.

The French president announced: "French gastronomy loses a mythical figure ... The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysee (presidential palace) and everywhere in France."

 
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