Friday, 27 July 2007

Shocking news from Chi-town

Grantz Achatz, chef-proprietor of Alinea in Chicago, voted no.36 and the highest new entry in this year's The World' 50 Best Restaurants, has been diagnosed with cancer. Although it's treatable with chemotherapy he may lose his taste-buds in the process according to The Chicago Tribune. We wish him all the best in his recovery. 


gloucester old spot said...

Hi, I am a professional cook, with a fantastic palate.

I had cancer 3 years ago, chemo radio the lot, and am well now.

I only ate real food whilst ill, by that I mean as I normaly eat all home made, nothing from packets, and no fancy diets.

I lost my hair, was not sick at all, and apart from more Marmite on my toast every morning, and finding Earl Grey disgusting, nothing changed.

My palate is now as good as it ever was.

The Napkin Sniffer said...

I'm very glad to hear that your palate is in tact and that you've made a full recovery. I think in Grant's case the worry is that the cancer is on his tongue and for that reason, although nothing is definite, there's a chance he may lose his ability to taste.