Commenting on our Platt chat earlier today, Beecake asked, “Even though I adore Martha, I found it hilarious that she was giving CHEFS a copy of her ‘Cooking School’ book. Was this a subtle jab at the cheftestants?” No idea, but how much home cooking does Martha even do these days? The ’bag heard earlier today that Tony Esnault, the chef who was bumped from Adour, is now serving as Martha’s personal toque. He was recommended for the gig by Pierre Schaedelin, who just left Stewart for a gig at Ducasse’s other joint, Benoit. Dizzying! It’s uncertain whether Martha welcomed Esnault with a copy of Cooking School.
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