Mssr. Pepin is a fine cook, one of the very finest and I admit to hero worship. He issued an apology of sorts this morning on his FB page. I missed the Daily Meal article at issue, but I'm sure he had no intent to offend.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.