A Brief History Of Celebrity Chefs (1577—Present)
Some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs have never worked in a restaurant kitchen, some of them have been sought out, packaged, and produced by Food Network on the basis of their TV presence, and some make a living slinging every kind of frozen meal and kitchen appliance imaginable.
So, we thought we’d take you through a brief history of celebrity chefs (you know, like, back from when they actually cooked), to give you a better sense of how our culinary landscape has changed, and so you can appear extremely educated next time you have a chat with Anthony Bourdain about 17th century cuisine. (It happens.)
And we’re not starting with Julia Child, either. We’re going way back. Like back to the Renaissance. Let’s get started.
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