Chef Pierre Gagnaire in the kitchen of his three-star Paris restaurant (© Owen Franken/photographed for the New York Times).

Chef Pierre Gagnaire in the kitchen of his three-star Paris restaurant (© Owen Franken/photographed for the New York Times).

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