Alain Senderens, chef and Nouvelle Cuisine creator, dies aged 77

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Senderens, together with Paul Bocuse and others, was a stalwart of the French culinary movement in the 1960s and 1970s

Leading French chef Alain Senderens, one of the creators of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died aged 77, food critic Gilles Pudlowski explained.

He had been one of the last fantastic creators of Paris. This founder was a visionary, he also stated of Senderens, who together with Paul Bocuse, Michel Guerard and others proved to be a stalwart of both Frances Nouvelle Cuisine in the 1960s and 1970s. We’ll never forget you dear Alain. We miss you already, Pudlowski wrote on his website.

Nouvelle Cuisine was characterised by super-sleek aesthetics and lighter, more delicate dishes than traditional, sauce-heavy French fare.

Senderens ranked as one of Frances top chefs for decades, holding to your prized Michelin three-star rating for 28 years.

However he astonished the countrys culinary establishment by renouncing his celebrities in 2005 in search of a much simpler, less formal approach to dining.

So I need to open a different restaurant, a fantastic meal without all the fuss, ” he stated at the time, adding costs would be cheaper at around 100 euros (150 dollars).

Senderens delighted in disturbing the world of French gastronomy by pushing sweet-and-sour combinations such as lobster with vanilla, or by digging up ancient recipes such as roast Apicius duck, a dish dating back to Roman times.

He caused uproar by proclaiming that white wine should be served with cheese.

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