My sister tells me Gabriel Gaté—the chef in Taste Le Tour, the pre-broadcast segment which highlights the produce of the region the tour is visiting that day and which has given my blog it's title for the last three weeks, based on the recipe of the day—is not French. Whaaa? He was born there. He lived there until he was twenty-two and has been in Australia since seventy-seven. The question is, instead, my lovely Sis, is he putting on the accent? There is every chance. If your thing is to sell French cuisine to an audience, then a French accent is probably an asset. If he goes home after work and speaks in a broad Aussie accent, then he is possibly a fake. Otherwise he is just a bit entrepreneurial. Either way he is a Tour staple and I have certainly developed a soft spot for him. See you and the Tour next year Gabriel!
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