Monday, February 1, 2016

An Extraordinary Comedown: RIP Chef Benoît Violier, gone too soon at 44

Why Did the World’s Greatest Chef Just Kill Himself? - The Daily Beast

In conversation with a friend recently, on the new book "Clementine," about the remarkable Winston Churchill spouse, and the Churchill family, whose history included affairs, alcoholism, depression, suicide et al, my bon ami made the assertion:  "All families are screwed up."   I think in just five words he summarized the history of humanity.  With the self-inflicted passing of this famous chef, here is yet another such tale, and more such evidence.

Suffice to say regarding those around us:  what we see on the surface is very often not what's going on underneath.........

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