KQED News: Pioneering Chef and SF Restaurateur Rene Verdon Dies

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Rene Verdon. Photo: Getty Images
Rene Verdon. Photo: Getty Images

Chef and restaurateur Rene Verdon has died at his home in San Francisco. He was the chef for President John F. Kennedy, and, along with Julia Child, helped popularize French cooking in the United States. Verdon wrote five cookbooks and his San Francisco restaurant, Le Trianon, set high standards for French food.

Host Cy Musiker talks with chef Roland Passot, owner of La Folie about the mark Rene Verdon made on the American culinary scene.