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Canucks shut-out from 100 best chefs list

Food blogger offers some advice: “crack a Moosehead and chillax”

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Usually the statement “Canadians are pissed” accompanies a discussion of softwood lumber. But this time, the outrage stems from the forthcoming book, Coco: 10 World Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs, according to New York magazine’s food blog “Grub Street.” In the book, big-name chefs, among them Ferran Adrià, Mario Batali, Fergus Henderson and Alice Waters, are asked to name their favorite emerging toques. When the list was 99 per cent complete, sans a Canadian, Shaun Smith, a Canadian chef turned food writer, wrote a letter to publisher Phaidon signed by famed chef Susur Lee and a couple dozen others in the industry, asking them to ³look Northward to Canada to fill that last spot.² Alas, the final spot has been filled, and it’s London chef Anthony Demetre. Phaidon has distanced itself from the dust-up saying there was no editorial interference in the selection. Grub Street observes such choices are never objective and offers some advice to the aggrieved Canucks: “crack a Moosehead and chillax.”

Grub Street New York

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