French chef Darroze credits femininity for her five Michelin stars

In a business still dominated by men, French chef Helene Darroze credits a feminine, “emotional” touch for her unprecedented leap from three to five Michelin stars this year.  Darroze is already a household name in France thanks to her appearances on “Top Chef” — famous enough even to have a Barbie doll in her image. And when the latest Michelin guide was published last month, the 53-year-old became the first woman to pick up two stars at once: a third for her London restaurant at The Connaught hotel and a second for Marsan in Paris.  That puts her in a tiny club of just seven women worldwide…

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