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Succeeding in a man's world as a Michelin-starred chef

By Imogen Lamb

Hélène Darroze has succeeded in a man's world. While women still do much of the cooking at home in France, few become award-winning chefs. Hélène Darroze is one rare exception. Brought up in her family's restaurant in south-western France, she became a chef, opened her own restaurant in Paris and won the most prestigious of cooking awards: a Michelin star. She now holds three of the coveted stars: one for her restaurant in Paris, and two for the Connaught Hotel restaurant in London. She divides her time between the two capital cities, and dreams of opening a restaurant in New York.

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