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Celebrity Chefs Remember Joël Robuchon, The World's Most Michelin-Starred Chef

The icon of the French culinary world died Monday at 73.
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The food world is mourning the loss of Joël Robuchon, who was the world’s most Michelin-starred chef. The French culinary icon, who had been fighting cancer, died Monday in Switzerland at 73, CNN reported.

Robuchon owned restaurants all over the world, in cities from Paris to Bangkok to Las Vegas. He was especially known for his mashed potato recipe, which customers demand at all his restaurants. (The key to the recipe is keeping the potatoes hot while you add a whole lot of cold butter.)

He’d also create signature dishes like langostine and truffle ravioli and slow-cooked pigeon with foie gras, according to BBC News. But in his personal life, he started avoiding his high-fat ingredients and lost 60 pounds.


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He had a reputation for mentoring a new generation of chefs, and also had a reputation for having a bit of a temper in the kitchen. In fact, he once threw a plate at Gordon Ramsay when the young chef didn’t respond well to criticism.

“Although [Ramsay] was very talented, his attitude had always been… difficult. At the end of every service, he used to fling his pan down on the stove and threaten to resign because I was so demanding,” Robuchon told The Telegraph. “This time, it really got on my nerves and so I threw a plate at him. But that is the only time I’ve ever thrown a plate at anyone.”

Ramsay clearly did not have hard feelings in the end, and wrote an emotional tribute to his former mentor online. He and other admirers from the food world took to social media Monday to pay tribute to Robuchon's legacy.

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From: Delish

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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