Michelin Guide returns to celebrate ‘resilient’ French food scene
Expected each year with apprehension by chefs and gourmets, the famous red book is being unveiled in Cognac in southwest France, the first time in its 122 years the ceremony has taken place outside Paris.
“The 2022 edition is a very fine vintage which reflects the diversity of cuisines that can be found in France,” the guide’s director Gwendal Poullennec told AFP.
“But it will also make room for a new generation of chefs who have taken the risk of embarking on this journey in spite of the challenging context,” he said.
“Despite the crisis, the profession has shown great resilience. It was an opportunity for professionals to reinvent themselves, to go further, and that’s what we want to support.”…READ ON
Nike’s pandemic resistance tested. Upcoming earnings call will reveal level of resilience
Nike has it all, and I’m not referring to its dominance in the shoe and athletic apparel businesses. Its latest quarterly financial report due this week is worth watching, even for those who only have a pair of Nikes in their closet and none of its stock shares in their investment portfolios.
The company has consistently been able to turn in better-than-expected profits during the pandemic. Even as COVID-19 has pinched factories in Asia making Nikes, demand for its shoes has been high. In December, the company was growing confident that its slim inventory would be improving, especially as manufacturing in Vietnam was returning. Still, it forecast profit growth in the low single digits because of the virus and lost production…READ ON