- Title: France wins Bocuse d'Or culinary Olympics, its first trophy in seven years
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: BOCUSE D'OR TROPHY, IN IMAGE OF CHEF PAUL BOCUSE (SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF FRANCE TEAM IN 2021 BOCUSE D'OR COMPETITION, DAVY TISSOT, SAYING: "It was great, a great experience. It was a pleasure, we had a lot of fun, no suffering, I had a great time." FRANCE TEAM MEMBERS COOKING DURING COMPETITION VARIOUS OF TISSOT CHOPPING MUSHROOMS TISSOT STIRRING POT TISSOT POURING MIXTURE INTO BOWL (SOUNDBITE) (French) ACCLAIMED FRENCH CHEF AND MEMBER OF BOCUSE D'OR ORGANISING COMMITTEE, CHRISTIAN TETEDOIE, SAYING: "We're really happy because France shows that it has a hub of creativity, which allows Team France or other teams to reflect on the evolution of our profession." VARIOUS OF FANS CHEERING, RAISING FRENCH FLAGS AND SINGING FRENCH NATIONAL ANTHEM VARIOUS OF TISSOT PEELING AND CHOPPING ARTICHOKES RICE WRAPPERS WITH HERBS ON TRAY SHRIMP CARCASSES IN PAN, WITH SAUCE BEING REDUCED PARTICIPANT FLIPPING INGREDIENTS IN PAN MEAT SIMMERING IN POT (SOUNDBITE) (French) ACCLAIMED FRENCH CHEF AND MEMBER OF BOCUSE D'OR ORGANISING COMMITTEE, CHRISTIAN TETEDOIE, SAYING: "It shows that countries have evolved a lot, it's great. The Bocuse d'Or was not made to make France win, but to move gastronomy forward. And so, all the world's cuisines are advancing, and that's what we want." PARTICIPANTS FROM ICELAND DURING COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS FROM JAPAN DURING COMPETITION PARTICIPANT FROM URUGUAY DURING COMPETITION LYON, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 26, 2021) (REUTERS) ITALIAN CONTESTANT, ALESSANDRO BERGAMO, POURING MIXTURE INTO BAG SIGN FOR ITALY TEAM (SOUNDBITE) (French) MEMBER OF ITALY TEAM IN BOCUSE D'OR COMPETITION, ALESSANDRO BERGAMO, SAYING: "Our bodies have to keep up, so we have to train, do some exercise, so that we are ready for this pressure that is both mental and physical. The mental stress is incredibly important and very demanding, and so is the physical aspect as we have to hang on. It's very hard." LYON, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021) (REUTERS) COMPETITION IN PROGRESS VARIOUS OF PARTICIPANT PEELING PRAWNS LYON, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 26, 2021) (REUTERS) MAN WEARING TEAM RUSSIA JACKET (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF RUSSIA TEAM IN BOCUSE D'OR COMPETITION, VIKTOR BELEY, SAYING: "The preparation in Moscow in Russia, I think, it (lasted) five months. (In the) last 10 days we sit in quarantine in France, and it's really not good for the team and for preparation." LYON, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021) (REUTERS) COMPETITION IN PROGRESS WITH LEADERBOARD DENMARK TEAM STANDING ON PODIUM AS SECOND PLACE WINNERS NORWAY TEAM STANDING ON PODIUM AS THIRD PLACE WINNERS SWEDEN TEAM POSING FOR PHOTOS AFTER BEING AWARD PRIZE FOR BEST TAKEAWAY OFFERING COLOMBIA TEAM POSING AND CHEERING AFTER WINNING SOCIAL COMMITMENT AWARD EXTERIOR OF EUREXPO LYON, VENUE OF COMPETITION
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 10:26
- Keywords: Bocuse d'Or Denmark Dorway France Paul Bocuse chefs competition cuisine
- Location: LYON, FRANCE
- City: LYON, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe
- Reuters ID: LVA003EWRW9QF
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- Story Text: France on Monday (September 27) snagged this year's prestigious Bocuse d'Or competition, a first in seven years for the country widely hailed as the world's culinary capital.
The Bocuse d'Or competition, also known as the gastronomy world's Olympics, is back after a year of absence due to COVID-19 restrictions, with 24 teams from around the world participating.
French chef Davy Tissot led his team to victory, offering tomatoes stuffed with shrimp served with a jus, virgin basil oil and a condiment of French mushrooms and herbs, and a fermented tomato "candy" and coulis for dessert.
"It was great, a great experience. It's a pleasure, we had a lot of fun," Tissot said.
Denmark, the winners of the last edition in 2019, placing second, and Norway trailing at third.
France's win this year marks the eighth Bocuse d'Or trophy for France, since the contest was founded by world-renowned French chef Paul Bocuse in 1987.
Chefs are judged on flavour, originality and presentation.
Inspired by the rise of to-go food as restaurants were forced to close in the height of COVID-19 lockdowns last year, this year's competition featured a takeaway contest, which was won by Sweden.
The contest also awarded a "Special Commitment" mention for Colombia's brigade.
"It shows that countries have evolved a lot, it's great," said acclaimed French chef Christian Tetedoie, a member of the organizing committee. "The Bocuse d'Or was not made to make France win, but to move gastronomy forward. And so, all the world's cuisines are advancing, and that's what we want."
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