Any "famous" chefs members on cheftalk?

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I was just thinking, maybe some lurk here, maybe they only make appearances in the pro chef forum, but do we have any commonly known i.e. "famous" cheftalk members? Any food network personalities? Does Bourdain hang out anywhere here? Any top chef finalists here? John Besh has a facebook page he is pretty active with, is he hanging around here too?

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Am not.  Flea is almost entirely a criminal trial guy.  BDL is almost entirely appeallate, and his rare trail work is civil.  Plus, I cook French.

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He did write 2 cook books, and was a fixture in all the Palm Beach Bars. & Pubs.  I met him once.
 

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If they were famous, they would register under a non-recognizable ID and we would never know. Plus, they deserve their privacy as much as the next. Just enjoy the anonymous quality advice that is available here whether from a famous person or not. Certainly we have members here who have worked and cooked with many of the greats. Shroomgirl always surprises me with whom she has worked.

Now, there are a few famous names as User IDs in the member list but that is no guarantee that the ID belongs to the famous person. Or might even be someone else with the same name.  The name of a well known cartoonist was registered in the past month or so though there is no way to tell if it was that cartoonist or someone else.
 
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Well, we certainly have had famous chefs as guest members and those memberships are probably still valid so I guess one could accurately say Sarah Moulton, Harold McGee, Rick Bayless and more are members of Cheftalk.
 
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I would say Rick Bayless because I love his P.B.S show and being from Ca it's nice to see Mexican food that's not tacos and burritos, also Jacques Pepin because having a French accent and a lisp at the same time make him that much cooler!
 
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It would be nice to have Rick Bayless on this forum, the man knows his ingredients and techniques.  And from what I've seen on the tube he's a nice guy.  Don't know what he may actually be like in reality.

I wonder if he slips over to Taco Time a couple days a week for crispy chicken burritos?

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I've really been wondering about the point of this thread.

Are folks here so star-struck that they're willing, nay anxious, to violate anonymity and people's privacy just for the point of knowing who here is famous?

Fact is, there are a fair number of famous chefs members of Cheftalk. TV personalities, and cookbook authors, and winners of Michilen stars. It is precisely because people go gaa-gaa over celebrities that they use screen names and keep their presence low key.

I would no more reveal who they are, without their express consent, then I would rob a bank or commit a murder.

Frankly, I would just as soon see this thread put to rest.
 
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It'd be kind of strange typing out a list of "famous" people I've cooked for and worked with.....

What's famous?
 
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Reminds me of that great line in Mel Brooks' film, To Be Or Not To Be. Ann Bancroft, as the wife, is explaining how the protagonist is "world famous in Kracow."
 
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