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The Food has published a report on a book signing by Thomas Keller at LACMA by their chef-correspondent Kristin Franklin, a recent Los Angeles transplant.On Friday, November 12, 2004, Los Angeles Times food writer and author Russ Parsons interviewed superchef Thomas Keller, owner of The French Laundry and Bouchon restaurants, as a supplement at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's latest art exhibit "From Renoir to Matisse: The Eye of Duncan Phillips."

Franklin writes:

When asked by an audience member whether he will ever plan to return to L.A. and launch a Southern California sister to his Napa Valley French Laundry or Bouchon, chef Thomas Keller, who just opened Per Se in New York, responded with an emphatic “No.” And then he gave Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles and In-N-Out some props.
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Spoken like the true SoCal native that he is...

Image by Kristin Franklin,