Jean-Louis Palladin Was a Great, Genius Chef

Total bad-ass, even while just chatting on the phone. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

"I walked into my kitchen the other day and asked the crew, 'Do you know who Jean-Louis Palladin is?' [...] They looked at me and said, 'huh?'" — Michel Richard on the very influential, much-missed French chef, who once prompted a young Thomas Keller to save his pennies for an annual meal at Palladin's D.C. restaurant. Seriously, send this link to every line cook in your life. [Food Arts]