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.


Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein

Actress Ashley Judd accused Weinstein of discouraging Jackson in 1998 from casting her in the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” movie. (Reuters)
Updated 19 September 2018
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Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein

“The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday. Judd’s civil suit, filed in April, accused Weinstein of discouraging Jackson in 1998 from casting her in the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” movie franchise in retaliation for her refusing Weinstein’s sexual advances.