Joel Robuchon has passed

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    Re: Joel Robuchon has passed 2018/08/07 11:53:31 (permalink)
    The 'chef business' is insanely competitive and arguments about who is the "best" are so hopelessly subjective that conversations regarding such are ultimately futile if a resolution or even a consensus is sought by the participants.
    That said, Joel Robuchon did lead the world in Michelin Stars - and by a wide margin. 
    To those who would sniff at that achievement saying that he was "just a good businessmen" (and worse) I would cite his singular achievement to his being both a master of his craft and a great teacher. 
    That is an exceedingly rare combination; therefore, I believe he had a valid claim to have been the Chef of his generation.  Happily, his students carry on.
    R.I.P., Joel.
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