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French woman who inspired Disney movie named best female chef

Ratatouille chef named world’s best female chef.
Ratatouille – the dish that inspired the name of the film. Image by Steve Johnson / CC BY 2.0

Helene Darroze, a French chef who was the inspiration for the Collette character in the Disney Pixar film, Ratatouille, has been named the world’s best female chef by Britain’s Restaurants magazine. Helene has a restaurant in Paris and the two-Michelin starred restaurant in London’s Connaught hotel. She will accept her award in London in June at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards. Read more: thelocal.fr