Paul Bocuse, France’s most famous chef, died 91 years old on January 20. Paul Bocuse was the leading and emblematic figure of the new French gastronomy, but at the same time he was very attached to French culinary traditions. He received his first Michelin star in 1958 at the family restaurant Auberge du Pont de Collonges five kilometres north of Lyon. Two years later, he obtained his second star and in 1966 his third, which he held on to ever since.
52 years with three stars!
Bocuse became a legend during his lifetime and he will hardly be forgotten. Chefs all over the world will continue to be inspired by him. His gastronomic restaurant and all his other restaurants around the world will remain, as will all his books and the prestigious competition Bocuse d’Or, the “world championship for chefs”.
His motto was: “Classique ou modern, il n’y a qu’une seule cuisine… la bonne.”
More on Bocuse: bocuse.fr
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