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Michel Richard Citronelle

Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C. A dining room at Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C.

Michel Richard Citronelle
Washington, D.C.

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Sure, native Frenchman Michel Richard can be called a pioneer of French-Californian cuisine, but don't mistake him for démodé. Richard, who is skilled at reinventing himself, summons a chuckle and a "wow" with his latest style as he injects his dishes with a good dose of playful humor. Richard carries this fun philosophy to his recently published book for the home cook, Happy in the Kitchen. It's a big year for Richard with two new West Coast branches of his DC flagship: Citrus at Social in Los Angeles [editor's note: Citrus at Social closed in May 2009] and Citronelle by Michel Richard in Carmel Valley [editor's note: as of August 2009, this restaurant is now The Dining Room and not affiliated with Michel Richard]. We always await what this imaginative chef has up his sleeve, as does the rest of the culinary world.


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Happy in the Kitchen: The Craft of Cooking, the Art of Eating

Cookbooks
Happy in the Kitchen: The Craft of Cooking, the Art of Eating
Michel Richard's Home Cooking With a French Accent

Cooking Classes
In the Kitchen with Michel Richard


The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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