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The French Laundry

  1. Celebrity Settings
    See What Julia Roberts and the Eat.Pray.Love. Gang Ate at FrenchTwenty members of the cast and crew dined on Keller food last night following a press junket for the film.
  2. Foodievents
    If You Have the Means, Spend Labor Day With KellerHelp the Bocuse d’Or U.S.A. team by dining al fresco with Keller in Napa.
  3. Mediavore
    Whole Foods and Ozumo Get Smashed Up In Oakland; The Rise of the ‘Kitchen
  4. Lists
    Times Finds Nothing New in Yountville
  5. Lists
    Alinea Named Seventh Best Restaurant in the WorldThe Chicago restaurant was the top rated American restaurant in The S. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010
  6. Interviews
    Thomas Keller Rejects Celebrity Chefdom“We fall into this trap of having to have celebrities.”
  7. Oenofile
    The Best Kosher Wine on the Market Is Made By a Guy Who Didn’t Go to HebrewJeff Morgan’s Covenant cabernet is served at The French Laundry and Per Se.
  8. Mediavore
    Woman Injured in Fight Over Spaghetti; The Sneaky Chef Author Sues
  9. Awards
    Chron Announces All-Male Rising Star Chef LineupThe five rising stars for 2010 include Charlie Kleinman at Wexler’s, Timothy Hollingsworth at The French Laundry, and Joshua Skenes at Saison.
  10. Foodievents
    Jeremy Fox To Appear at Cochon 555 This WeekendThe elusive Mr. Fox makes his first public appearance since leaving his post at Ubuntu.
  11. Empire Building
    Keller’s Casual Dining Director Goes SoloRestaurant spaces in Marin and Brentwood are being considered.
  12. Lists
    Lists of Must-Visit Places Avoid Recommending Momofuku, But Can’t ResistRecommended today: Life-changing restaurants, all-American icons, and culinary adventures for 2010.
  13. Funnies
    If You Can’t Eat at French Laundry, Try McDonald’sBoth restaurants serve pommes frites, and both leave you with little trinkets to take home.
  14. Foodievents
    What You (and We) Missed at the French Laundry Holiday PartyAt least one local food blogger got invited to the French Laundry holiday party, and it wasn’t us.
  15. Previews
    What to Eat at Meritage, Softly Open in the ClaremontThe replacement for Jordan’s lets wine govern the menu.
  16. Back of the House
    Interview: Bouchon’s Chef de Cuisine Rory Herrmann Returns HomeChef de cuisine Rory Herrmann explains who and what is coming to Bouchon Beverly Hills, via New York and Yountville.
  17. Personalities
    A Rare Glimpse Into Thomas KellerThe ‘Times’ explores the relationship between the chef and his father.
  18. Previews
    Corey Lee to Take Two SpaceFormer French Laundry chef will take over David Gingrass’s longtime spot.
  19. Menus
    What to Eat at Checkers’ Four TonightChecker’s has a new look, chef, and menu, and will give a peek tonight at Four.
  20. Lists
    What’s Worth Gourmet’s Money?Gourmet shares the restaurants it feels are worth the money, both on the high and low end.
  21. Chef Shuffle
    Patrick Fahy Leaves French Laundry For BlackbirdWe check in with Blackbird’s new pastry chef.
  22. Oenofile
    Achatz On WineGrant Achatz blogs about wine for The Atlantic.
  23. Previews
    Can a Steakhouse Be Sustainable?Mike Magliano finds the way to incorporate sustainable meat into a steakhouse is to make it a brasserie too.
  24. Videofeed
    Julia Child Made Thomas Keller NervousThomas Keller talks about cooking for his friend and colleague Julia Child.
  25. Mediavore
    Hot Wings on the Horizon; Hollingsworth on Ramsay
  26. Chef Shuffles
    Corey Lee Departs French Laundry But New Venture Hits SnagDeparting chef de cuisine is still looking for a space in San Francisco.
  27. Back of the House
    Understanding Per Se’s KitchenWhere do you fit into this org chart?
  28. Back of the House
    Understanding French Laundry’s KitchenJob descriptions and an organizational chart help make sense of Thomas Keller’s success.
  29. Openings
    Alinea’s Matt Chasseur Accuses New England of a Bad PalateThe Alinea sous chef talks about his plans to open a Boston restaurant.
  30. Tough Tables
    The Five Toughest Reservations in AmericaIt’s the great debate among restaurant lovers: What’s the toughest table to score?
  31. Bocuse d’Or
    Chef Timothy Hollingsworth Wants to Bring American Pressure to the BocuseSo what’s he doing to prepare?
  32. Dining Dollars
    Crisis? What Crisis?Not all Wall Streeters are crying into cheap beers.
  33. Culinary Death Matches
    French Laundry Chef Will Compete at Bocuse d’OrChef Timothy Hollingsworth impressed the judges with his beef cheeks.
  34. Dream Team
    Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz: The Reunion Tour!The dream team will prepare twenty-course meals at Alinea, Per Se, and the French Laundry. But they won’t come cheap.
  35. The New York Diet
    Robin Quivers of ‘The Howard Stern Show’ Is Vegan at Per SeRobin Quivers used to pig out on Roy Rogers with Howard Stern, but six months ago she switched to a vegan diet.
  36. NewsFeed
    Thomas Keller Considers Own LegacyThomas Keller got high-minded on ‘Charlie Rose’ this week.
  37. Back of the House
    How Much Thomas Keller Is Really in ‘Ratatouille’’s Remy? Pixar’s Ratatouille owned the nation’s box offices this past weekend, a tribute both to its makers and the country’s seemingly inexhaustible appetite for shows about cooks and cooking. Ratatouille’s pedigree on this score is as impeccable as Pixar money could make it: The studio hired Thomas Keller of the French Laundry and Per Se as a consultant. The title dish which the movie’s rat hero Remy and his human assistant Linguini make is actually one that was served in the French Laundry. And, according to somebody who should know, Remy as a chef was wholly Keller-esque.
  38. Back of the House
    Reservation: Impossible?If the advent of reservation scalpers like PrimeTime Tables and Weekend Epicure didn’t prove that good reservations are more in demand than ever, an article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal pretty much makes an open-and-shut case. They used OpenTable, a free online reservation service, to try to get spots at the top 40 restaurants in the world, and often struck out; after 3,000 tries — calling every half-hour for six weeks straight — they still couldn’t score a 7 p.m. table at Del Posto. They do report some small triumphs: A San Francisco software engineer figured out how to get a reservation at the French Laundry by reloading an OpenTable page at exactly 11:59:55 a month in advance. And in fact, the free service is probably your best bet, despite the many strikeouts. Still, we prefer to simply call the same afternoon. How to Get the Ungettable Table [WSJ] Related: The Death of Paid Reservations?
  39. NewsFeed
    Keller’s General Manager Quits, CommentsLaura Cunningham, the longtime general manager of Thomas Keller’s fabled French Laundry restaurant in Northern California, who also oversaw the operations of Per Se in New York, is leaving her post, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her announcement was made yesterday via an e-mail to employees. “They came to the decision that she wants to pursue other endeavors,” said Keller’s New York spokesperson. What other endeavors? “She doesn’t know at this time,” said the spokesperson. Cunningham and Keller, known as a fine-dining power couple, opened the Laundry together ten years ago. “It’s been an amazing job, but personally I just need a change and some time off,” said Cunningham, whom the Chronicle once called “one of the most influential women in the restaurant business.” “I am reevaluating. I have no job, but there are definitely things I’ve missed on a personal level that I just want to concentrate on.” — Beth Landman