Lost one star: French chef commited suicide

Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 04:42 pm
Bernard Loiseau, a well-known French chef and restaurateur, was found shot dead at his home in eastern France yesterday with his hunting rifle at his side.

It is thought that he commited suicide, because he only got 17 points in the new GaultMillau instead of the 19 (out of 20 possible) in last year's.

Bernard Loiseau, French Restaurateur, 52, Dies
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 04:59 pm
There is a man who took his work waaayy to seriously.. Yikes.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 05:14 pm
Too true, fishin'.

Since this thread is in the 'Food and Drink' category, here some links to his art of cooking:
"Parsley, Fennel, Pepper, Spice Bread and Bitter Orange were on the menu of his latest creations, called "Recettes Parfumées" (fragrant recipes)."
Bernard Loiseau Three Michelin Stars Haute Cuisine Francais
The great chef's aromas
Roasted White Peaches with Yellow Peach Sorbet and Red Currant Sauce
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 05:25 pm
I think it's okay if one kills oneself. But I do think there ought to be a better reason.
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 09:16 pm
I'll second what Fishin said. His job must have been his whole life, which is sad!
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 04:07 pm
Last night I was really hungry and my wife burned dinner...so I shot her.

J/K Smile
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New Haven
Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 04:14 pm
Fishin has it right! Embarrassed
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2003 09:50 pm
cjhsa, did ya eat her after? I mean, you did need dinner...J/K

Seeing as I also made a post on this topic, read "Burgundy Stars", the book of how l'Oiseaus' resto achieved its status in the first place. It gives a very good insight into his strange, obsessive psyche.
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2003 09:52 pm
Would that we had the sort of passion that drives a man to such an act.
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2003 11:34 pm
Wow. I wonder....

I don't think...well, maybe...but I don't think it was the point demotion itself but what it would mean re his life...the shame? the financial loss? loss of pride in place? It is hard for me, a haphazard cook, to imagine his world.
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