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May 12, 2008 8:06 AM

Portrait of an incredible young chef: a cautionary tale

Posted by Nancy Leson


The May 12 issue of the "New Yorker" has a story you shouldn't miss: a profile of 34-year-old chef Grant Achatz of Alinea. Ten months ago Achatz, co-owner of the Chicago restaurant "Gourmet" calls the best in the country, was diagnosed with Stage IV tongue cancer. He says he was told by one oncologist, "You'll be dead in four months." Read it.


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