The world bids adieu to Bocuse: the creator of nouvelle cuisine has died
The greatest French chef, Paul Bocuse (pictured), has died at age 91. He came from a family of chefs dating all the way back to the seventeenth century. Throughout the years, the city of Lyon was at the center of his business. He was considered one of the greatest chefs in the world in the twentieth century.
A complicated, fiery personality and a tireless worker, for him, the kitchen was truly a raison d’être. He was an innovator who founded and promoted the nouvelle cuisine “phenomenon” with other French chefs in 1970.
He was the only chef in history to be able to maintain three Michelin stars consecutively over a 50-year period, for his restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, which was owned by his paternal grandfather. It was moved and combined with the Hôtel du Pont, owned by his maternal grandparents, which is located 400 meters away.
News of his death, which was announced by some of the news media, was confirmed on Twitter by Interior Minister Gerard Collomb: “Monsieur Paul was France – wrote Collomb – the father of gastronomy has left us.” “Today, chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysee and everywhere in France,” said French President Emmanuel Macron.