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Master Chef & Sons: Who Gets Burned When A French Culinary Legend Passes The Torch

Paul Lacoste's new mouth-watering documentary, "Entre les Bras" ("Step Up To The Plate"), chronicles a complex father-son dynamic in the kitchen, as acclaimed chef Michel Bras gets ready to hand down his multiple Michelin-star

Michel and Sebastien Bras (jour2fete)
Michel and Sebastien Bras (jour2fete)
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PARIS -- Until a few years ago, four generations of the Bras family would gather for lunch every day around the big marble table in the vast kitchen of the restaurant which dominates the hilltop village of Laguiole, in the South of France. There was Pépé and Mémé Bras (Grandpa and Granny Bras), Michel and his wife Ginette, their son Sébastien, his wife and their two kids.

Friends sometimes joined them to share the meal cooked by Mémé. Grated carrot with slices of hard-boiled eggs, steamed cod, creamed cauliflower, cheese and apple pie: I have never forgotten the menu of the lunch I had with them in March 2005. I was eating a piece of history.

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