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Top Female Chef: Elena Arzak

April 13, 2012

Selected by Veuve Clicquot as Best Female Chef, Ms Arzak continues a family tradition established in 1897 at their restaurant Arzak in the Basque Country of Spain. Appropriately, Madame Clicquot, of champagne fame, took over her husband's business in 1805 at his death at aged 27, and focused solely on the bubbly, bringing success and fame to the company. 

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