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    (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 14, 2016 French chef Joel Robuchon poses in a corridor in the Hotel de ville of Paris during the Grand Vermeil award ceremony, rewarding the best chefs of Paris. French chef, died at the age of 73, on August 6, 2018 according to the French government spokesperson

    Michelin Chef Joel Robuchon Dies at 73 - Official

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    Robuchon, who was born in 1945 in the French city of Poitiers. He was named among the best craftsmen in France in 1976, crowned cook of the century in 1990, one of the cooks at the "dinner of the century," and for years held the most Michelin stars in the world.

    The famous chef operated a number of restaurants worldwide, including ones in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London and Paris. He has published several cookbooks, two of which have been translated into English.

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    According to the chef, his goal was to make diners comfortable and shift the focus back to the food itself.

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