Stirring tribute after French chef’s cookbook found

Updated 01 December 2012
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Stirring tribute after French chef’s cookbook found

MOSCOW: A top French chef whose recipe book went missing while he gave a masterclass in Russia has been reunited with the precious journal after a woman found it in a local park, the news agency Interfax reported Friday.
The cookbook belonging to two-star Michelin chef Thierry Drapeau, in which he had written 20 years of recipes, disappeared as he gave a class in Yekaterinburg, the largest city in Russia’s Urals region.
The local woman who found the book received a 10,000 euro ($ 13,000) reward from the restaurateur in Yekaterinburg who hosted Drapeau, Interfax said. “Thanks so much for your help.
I have fallen in love with Yekaterinburg, a town where the people are good and ready to help others who are in a tight spot,” Drapeau was quoted as saying by the agency. It was not clear how the book ended up in the park.


New Zealand PM stays in hospital with ‘hungry’ baby

Updated 22 June 2018
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New Zealand PM stays in hospital with ‘hungry’ baby

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to spend a second night in hospital with her “very alert and hungry” newborn daughter, her office said Friday.
The realities of motherhood have seen plans for a public appearance by the 37-year-old with her baby canceled twice.
Ardern is only the second world leader to give birth while in office, following Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto whose daughter Bakhtawar was born in 1990.
She has yet to announce the name of the child, but a spokesman for her office said “everyone is doing well if not a bit tired” and Ardern spent a lot of time feeding the baby during the night.
“The nurses described the baby as ‘very alert and one hungry baby’,” the spokesman added.
The baby arrived Thursday afternoon, weighing 3.3 kilogrammes (7.3 pounds).
It is the first child for Ardern and her 40-year-old partner Clarke Gayford, a television fishing personality who will become a stay-at-home dad when she returns to work after six weeks of maternity leave.
Her deputy Winston Peters is now acting prime minister, although Ardern will continue to be consulted on significant issues.
The birth capped an eventful year for Ardern who became prime minister last October, three months after inheriting the leadership of the Labour Party when it was languishing in the polls.
Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari tweeted “congratulations” and shared a link to a news story on how the Pakistani leader showed it was possible to be a mother and a prime minister.