Here's a video in advance of the tribute happening at Pebble Beach Food & Wine.
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The 93-year-old restaurateur is credited with having introduced Americans to the spicier side of Szechuan and Hunan cooking.
It was a regular love fest amongst a bunch of old friends and colleagues.
Yu Bo, a renowned young chef from Chengdu, came to the Bay Area to cook this private meal only two dozen people went to.
She prints emails and mails them around, apparently.
She apparently had no idea it was faux, and that was a great compliment.
Also, Thomas McNaughton, Thomas Keller, and Cecilia Chiang all make a list of American Culinary Icons.
"Suddenly you can’t walk down the street without bumping into cheese stores that stock eight kinds of blue cheese and ten varieties of chèvre."
"He used to say, 'Gossip at the table makes the food taste better.'"
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