Food: To Be the Real Top Chef

Californian Gavin Kaysen will go up against the world's best in the ultimate cooking contest

You could call it the World Cup of cooking. Every two years, chefs from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas, all looking to make a name in the culinary world, gather in Lyons, France, to compete in the Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Contest, an Iron Chef--style cook-off named in honor of the legendary three--star Michelin chef and Lyons resident Paul Bocuse, who started the competition. The winner gets 20,000 euros (or about $26,000), a statuette of an aproned and toqued Bocuse balanced on a globe, and bragging rights to being the best young chef in the world. No American has ever made...

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