William Ledeuil is awarded the 'Le Fooding' prize of honor for 2009
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Winner of the 2009 Le Fooding Prize of honor is William Ledeuil, head Chef at Paris's Ze Kitchen Galerie restaurant, who has described his style of cooking as a game.
Taking into account a given ingredient's natural flavor, color and architecture, Ledeuil believes a cook should "let imagination and sensitivity run free while respecting the classic base of a recipe." Not so far removed from the Le Fooding movement's own philosophy of mixing food with feeling.
Ledeuil (zekitchengalerie.fr) was awarded the title Monday night at the closing of Improper Food, a week-long Le Fooding event held in Paris.
Other winning restaurants in France include:
Fooding Prize 2009 for best female chef : Yam'Tcha, Adeline Grattard, Paris
Fooding Prize 2009 for best male chef : Frenchie, Grégory Marchand, Paris
Fooding Prize 2009 for best interior decor : Derrière, Mourad and Akim Mazouz, Paris
Fooding Prize 2009 for best affordable luxury: Chez Pham, Christine Pham, Toulouse
Fooding Prize 2009 for best wine bar : Vigne en Foule, Julien Bourdaries et Laurent Cazottes, Gaillac (southwest France)
The ‘Love' Fooding Prize 2009: Caffe Dei Cioppi, Francesca et Federico Mancioppi, Paris
Fooding Prize 2009 for best wine-cellar/restaurant : Le Gibolin, Luc Desrousseaux, Arles
Fooding Prize 2009 for best "objet vaillant non identifié" (best unclassifiable restaurant) : Le 7ème Continent, Laurent Haller, Rixheim (Alsace)
Fooding Prize for 2009 best bistro : Bistrot d'Edouard, Edouard Giribone, Marseille
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
iJobs Food & Drink
£240 - £275 per day: Investigo: Support the global business through in-depth a...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Data Manager - MySQL, Shell Scripts, Java, VB Scrip...
£27000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Application Support Analyst - near S...
£23000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This successful group of compan...