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Celebrity chef culture was getting out of control. Then the pandemic hit

With the crisis shutting down most restaurants, I suspect that many chefs are using this downtime to figure out what cooking is all about

By Jonathan Nunn   July 2020

Gordon Ramsey, Christina Wilson arriving at the Grand opening of Gordon Ramsey Hells Kitchen at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino

Being a chef used to be so easy, didn’t it? All you needed to do was put on an oversized white hat, do some cooking, say “oui” a lot, and that was it. You were a chef. And then suddenly it wasn’t so simple. A tyre company started handing out stars to prize…

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