Body of Famed French Chef Jean-Francois Poinard Found in a Freezer


If you thought Todd English’s love life was fraught, then consider the sad tale of Jean-Francois Poinard. The body of Poinard, who was one of France’s most renowned chefs in the 1970s and ’80s, was discovered in a freezer in his apartment in Lyon earlier this week. Police believe it may have been there for two years and are questioning his former girlfriend, who had earlier confessed to her daughter that “something unfortunate” may have happened to Poinard.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 12, 2010


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