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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Go Back to School With a Yale Professor's Lecture on the History of Celebrity Chefs

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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Do you like interesting things? Then you will probably like this 20ish-minute lecture from Yale history professor Paul Freedman all about the history of celebrity chefs from the ancient Greeks to royal chefs to Alice Waters. Eater dug up this talk the professor gave at the MAD 4 symposium in Copenhagen.

It's a fascinating look at the growth of an icon we take for granted in today's food world, with none of the self-aggrandizement of a TED talk. There's also some riffing on the meaning of the chef in the modern world. Worth watching!

Paul Freedman: "Celebrity Chefs, Past and Present" from MAD on Vimeo.

[via Eater]
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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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