Watch out, world! Thomas Keller's in charge!Photo: Wireimage
It's hard to believe, we know, but America has never won the Bocuse d'Or competition, the world's most prestigious cooking contest. Taking a cue from the 1992 Olympic basketball dream team, Thomas Keller is assembling a U.S. super-squad for the next Bocuse d'Or, Florence Fabricant reports in today's Times
. Keller will be president of Team America, and Daniel Boulud the competition's honorary president. Together, the chefs will create a trial competition for eight teams to determine who will cook for the gold in France. The goal is to make sure well look good, Boulud told the Times
. We have too many good restaurants not to be able to have a strong team.
Tilting at the Bocuse dOr [NYT]
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