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2009_10_tkeller.jpgSomething to add to Sir Thomas Keller's mantle of trophies, though he probably doesn't have too many second-place finishes: "In a decade when food became both entertainment and politics, when obscure ingredients filled grocery-store aisles, when I had to go outside in zero-degree weather to suck in air in order to keep from barfing after gorging on 22 courses at his restaurant Per Se but then ate four more courses, Keller led the way by focusing on being the best instead of hosting a Food Network show. For these reasons, Thomas Keller is TIME's runner-up Person of the 2000s." [TIME]