Paul Bocuse

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Paul Bocuse
in Stavanger 2008
Born(1926-02-11)February 11, 1926
DiedJanuary 20, 2018(2018-01-20) (aged 91)
Culinary career
Cooking styleNouvelle cuisine
Current restaurant(s)
  • l'Auberge du Pont de Collonges

Paul Bocuse (pronounced [pɔl bokyz]) (11 February 1926 – 20 January 2018) was a French chef. He was raised in Lyon. He was famous for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine.

Bocuse was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine, which is less opulent and calorific than the traditional cuisine classique, and stresses the importance of fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Paul Bocuse claimed that Henri Gault first used the term, nouvelle cuisine, to describe food prepared by Bocuse and other top chefs for the maiden flight of the Concorde airliner in 1969.[1]

Bocuse died of Parkinson's disease on 20 January 2018 in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or in France at the age of 91[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. France on a Plate BBC Four TV programme 1 December 2008
  2. "Paul Bocuse, le pape de la gastronomie, est mort". Le Point (in French). Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. Grimes, William (2018). "Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 January 2018.