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French Chef's Crusade Against Crap

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xavier-denamur-eater-national.jpgIn the new French documentary La République de Malbouffe, chef Xavier Denamur rails against what he sees as the wave of fast and generally crap food taking over his country. The film (English info and French trailer here) attributes the decline in quality to Nicolas Sarkozy's move to cut the restaurant sales tax significantly, an ineffective effort to help restaurant owners take on higher paid staff. Denamur is calling for the introduction of two labels: "cuisine maison," for homemade fare, and "industrial food." [Telegraph]

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