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Marcella Hazan Really Doesn't Like it When Plebeians Call Themselves 'Chefs'

Marcella Hazan, in an op-ed piece for the New York Times, was distressed (semantically) when her hairdresser referred to her electrician husband as a "chef":
“Chef” has pretty much replaced “gourmet cook” to describe anyone who cooks well. How many times over the last few days, for instance, did you hear it used to refer to [...]

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