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Culinary Cred

beijingrest150a.jpgWhy does Beijing not get the same culinary credentials as restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai? China's Global Times, which calls the city's lack of representation in the World's Top 50 Restaurants "damning," argues that a Western bias toward the "cult of the chef" may have an effect: "In traditional Chinese culture, chefs are low-level [workers]. In Western culture, they are artists." [Global Times] [Photo: Flickr]