Boy, do we hope this isn’t a leading indicator: There are but two chefs listed in Forbes magazine’s 2009 Celebrity 100—and that’s if we count “food personality” Rachel Ray as a chef. Perennial list-maker Wolfgang Puck is still there, but the other restaurant industry names that used to populate this list didn’t make the cut. We hope Forbes isn’t telling us that chefs who reside at the top of the culinary hierarchy are losing their mojo, because the trickle-down effect of their fame helps ...

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