Thomas Keller Trades Fame for Quality

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Time “humor” columnist Joel Stein selects Thomas Keller for a make-believe “Person of the Decade” honor. But we’ll cede this point to Stein: “In a decade when food became both entertainment and politics, when obscure ingredients filled grocery-store aisles, when I had to go outside in zero-degree weather to suck in air in order to keep from barfing after gorging on 22 courses at his restaurant Per Se but then ate four more courses, Keller led the way by focusing on being the best instead of hosting a Food Network show.” [Time]