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2008_05_MC.jpgFor many reasons—deserved reasons, we might add; chef has paid his dues—Michael Chiarello has always been a media darling, and now that the NapaStylist has lifted his retirement to open Bottega, the profiles are flowing accordingly. This week, the PressDem and SacBee both ran pieces on his big return. To make the articles more enjoyable, we've excerpted just a few of the many ways they refer to Chiarello: cookbook author, winery owner, star, vintner, enterpreneur, man in a hurry, "man-oir," a god, a romantic, tv celebrity chef, a terrific host, Brett Favre, a major-leaguer, excited restaurateur, a fit farmer, nervous restaurateur, happy husband. [PD/SB]