My chef big brother passed away this morning. Chef Michel Richard was a giant in our food world and a chef's chef. I first encountered Michel back in 1977 when I was working at La Serre in the San Fernando Valley, Studio City. His pastries were delivered for an event and it was clear a new force was in town. A creative genius, his work in the savory world of cooking advanced the culinary art. I will post more in a later blog, my recollections and a few recipes.
For now, Bon Appétite et merci mon chef