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Cheddar in a souffle? French chef rages at Michelin over lost star

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By Odile DUPERRY and Fiachra GIBBONS

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Mmmmmm......?

I wish they could explain how the “Michelin secret diners” could find out that the cheese is not the said cheese

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Veyrat, 69, took particular umbrage at inspectors "daring to say that I put Cheddar in our souffle of (local) Reblochon, Beaufort and Tomme (cheeses).

Ouch! English cheddar makers: "nah, not bothered. fancy another pint?'

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I have proudly never eaten at any Michelin starred restaurant in my life. Give me a simple McDonald's Quarter Pounder with cheese meal over these pompous restaurants and chefs any day.

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He lost a Michelin star because - allegedly - he used the wrong cheese. Un fromage Anglais, what's more.

Only en France.

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He lost a Michelin star because - allegedly - he used the wrong cheese. Un fromage Anglais, what's more. Only en France.

That sounds about six steps removed from the truth.

He lost a Michelin star. That much is a fact. And it is a fact that Veyroux mentioned cheddar.

Not quite the same is it?

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That sounds about six steps removed from the truth.

Can't see any other reason given in the article. The headline suggests foreign fromage was his main offence.

Maybe an exaggeration on my part, but hardly six steps away. You exaggerate. Are you a Savoyard?

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Can't see any other reason given in the article.

So find a better article or apply better reasoning.

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So find a better article or apply better reasoning.

What do you mean, old chum?

A better article bout French chefs losing a Michelin star? An in-depth analysis of the depression into which a French chef might sink after being thoughtlessly criticised for his choice in cheeses? A warts-and-all expose of declining standards in Gallic haute cuisine?

Articles like this are meant to be a bit of light relief amid all the doom and gloom.

You appear to be taking it far too seriously.

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What do you mean, old chum?

I mean that when you say you don't "see any other reason given in the article", it's worth mentioning that no reason was given at all; they simply reported a bunch of Veyrat's allegations. And your not seeing any other reason doesn't make the reason you give the correct one.

Michelin doesn't give reasons for removing a star (strictly speaking, it doesn't remove stars at all). In addition, they maintain the anonymity of their inspectors. So Veyrat is in no position to know why he got two stars this time, which makes his allegations baseless. And almost certainly untrue. That's about as much interest as I take in the whole thing.

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He seemed in triumph in 2008, when he got the maximum amount of stars and I am sure he and his restaurant profited mightily from that rating. Where was all his faux outrage then?

Now, as the say the worm turns.

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He seemed in triumph in 2008, when he got the maximum amount of stars and I am sure he and his restaurant profited mightily from that rating. Where was all his faux outrage then?

Yeah! It's really weird that he wasn't outraged about the wrongs done to him before they had ever been done to him. What a rube.

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