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The Glory of Bocuse d'Or

2008_09_smalltrophy.jpgWith his new book Knives at Dawn, Andrew Friedman literally wrote the book on Team USA's participation in the Bocuse d'Or competition—aka the culinary Olympics. In a quick Q&A session, Friedman guesses the outcome if Daniel Boulud or Thomas Keller were to throw their hats into the ring ("they would both have a serious chance of winning the gold medal") and answers the burning question: Why in the world would any chef subject themselves to the rigors of competitive cooking? [WaPo]