At the Table With: Daniel Boulud

By: Kirsten Vala

Daniel Boulud is the quintessential French chef and a culinary superstar, winner of four James Beard awards (including Outstanding Chef of the Year in 1994), owner of six restaurants, author of six cookbooks and star of his own television series. He was even honored by the President of France in 2006 with France's highest decoration, a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor) for his advancement of French culture.

Daniel developed a passion for food growing up on his family's farm near Lyon, France, but ended up chef and owner of one of the top restaurants in the world, Daniel in New York City. How did he become a leading chef and restaurateur? Pull up a chair and find out – we're At the Table With: Daniel Boulud, tonight at 9pm ET. Tune in for an inside look at his successes, failures and the full story behind this amazing chef.

Daniel shares a few recipes with Cooking Channel. Try cooking like a star at home with his recipes for Braised Veal Sweetbreads with Fennel and Tomato (pictured) and Fennel, Apricot, and Tomato Salad.

Photo by: Thomas Schauer >> studio for pho ©Thomas Schauer >> studio for photography >>

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