French chefs flip tradition

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The ultra-opinionated Parisian chefs responsible for the creative cooking movement Le Fooding are challenging palates again with Les Incorrects or Improper Food. The week-long Paris culinary event of 2009 will finish up on December 7 and not without turning stomachs and perhaps minds around the world.

Raw horse meat, butterfat and rotten cheese give the event's title its meaning, with one chef suggesting "People should talk about it less and just eat it".

Challenging the establishment of traditional French cooking, Le Fooding blends food with feeling. It's about "Intuition, the emotional and psychological reaction you have to a restaurant. Good food doesn't taste good unless you're happy," asserted its founder Alexandre Cammas on gourmet.com.

It's a philosophy that's spreading ever wider with a Le Fooding event held earlier this year in New York, and the publication of the 2010 French restaurant guide of the same name. 2010 will also mark the 10th anniversary for Le Fooding whose organiwers informed Relaxnews that they will announce ten individual events over the course of the year to celebrate.

Les Incorrects will close with the presentation of the annual Fooding prize for the best cooks, restauranteurs, interior designers and gastronomers in France.

http://www.lefooding.com

 

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